Running looks like an easy sport but it does put a lot of stress on your body. If you are not careful, you can fall prey to major and minor injuries. There are a number of major injuries that can delay training or prevent you from running. However, there are also minor injuries that can make running uncomfortable. Chafing and blisters are the most common minor injuries that almost all runners will run into (pun not intended). Here are seven tips you can use to prevent chafing and blisters during a run.
1. Be Properly Hydrated
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Proper and adequate hydration is important during runs. Be sure to drink lots of water, as well as a sports drink with some sodium and electrolytes. You want to continue perspiring so your sweat doesn’t dry into salt crystals. Salt crystals can increase the friction from body parts rubbing with clothes or other body parts.