This Infographic Explains Common Running Injuries and How to Prevent Them.

You probably don’t think of running as a dangerous exercise, but it is intense activity and injuries are common, especially for beginners who push themselves too hard. This graphic from Strength Running shows how you can prevent injury while running.

Your body is not a machine, and you should never think that you can simply handle pain. Coach, marathon runner, and occasional Lifehacker Jason Fitzgerald shows us common running injuries that result from the repetitive stress you experience while exercising. You can prevent some of these injuries by adding some variety to your routine — different shoe styles, different terrain, and more — and strength training. Check out the full picture below to find out more.

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