What is your pain telling you?


"Biomechanically, you're just not designed for what your job asks of you"  he said.  "Even wearing trainers, you are putting strain that is causing pain"
Yesterday I went to see Paul Vaux who is a chiropodist in Tonbridge, and a very sensible man.  And he told me that my feet are going to hurt until I give up doing the stuff I do.  And a few years ago I was told that I had to give up running because my knees were knackered and I need to hold on to them for as long as I can before they are replaced.  And now I'm reading how going on a diet - and coming off a diet - for competition (or because you're just not good at controlling how much you eat and drink) leads to greater obesity than just staying a bit fatter. You can read the article HERE
I have never been one to stick to a mantra - if it stops working, change it.  To many people in my industry that's a complete no-no.  They sell their soul to Paleo or Crossfit or low carb or weights or marathons or yoga or pilates or triathlon and refuse to look at any evidence that suggests that what they are claiming has been shown unhealthy, ineffective or plain hogwash.  After all, we are supposed to Know.  But fitness and weight control are far from fully understood even by those who research it.
A great many people run because they want to lose weight, primarily, and it seems a simple option to help do this, and it's quite enjoyable to trot along thinking of all the calories being burned.  And when they are injured, the weight piles on.  I'm often talking to people who have got injured and gained stones - because they haven't been able to exercise in the way that they enjoyed before their injury.  But sometimes that injury can lead to a new and better way of exercising for a healthier more sustainable outcome.  And now, it seems, it's time to take some advice myself.

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