Running barefoot recognized less traumatic than in sneakers

From 35 to 50 percent of men and women injured while Jogging. The most common are the knees, shins, ankles, feet, writes the scientific journal the Conversation.

it turned out that running shoes do more harm than good, weakening the leg.

Scientists believe that when a bare foot hits the ground, the brain is passed information about its exact condition, including voltage, stretch and pressure. Because of this, the brain controls the muscles and movement of joints.

In the shoes of a signal quality of the transmitted information into the brain is reduced, leading to stupid mechanics of running. In addition, in the shoes of the athletes land in a more upright position of the body with the outstretched leg. This mechanic often leads to injury.

the study Also showed that people, like four to six million years ago, can still run around barefoot, especially when they are young. So, in the New Zealand population aged 12 to 19 years for short and middle distance runs barefoot. Pain in knees, ankles and feet they are less common than people of the same age in other countries.

– barefoot Running reported fewer knee injuries and less pain in the heel compared to runners in shoes. However, the first report on a larger number of injuries the calf and Achilles tendon. This suggests that people who are too quickly moving to run on bare foot, overloading your muscles and tendons, the study says.

For this reason, those who want to try running barefoot, I advise you to start training to walk.