After people entered into the civilization of human society, shoes were invented, before this time, people also ran with barefoot for millions of years. But the British “Nature” magazine published a research recently, which showed that moderate barefoot running helps your feet to touch the ground in a healthy way and also helps to form musculoskeletal health.
Harvard University and other Institutions’ researchers investigated the United States and Kenya long-term runners who landed their feet on the ground. We can know from the results that people who are long-term runners with running shoes would like to use their heels to touch the ground at first. But if a people always run with barefoot will be likely to touch the ground with his forepaws.
It can be seen from the research that if heels touched the ground at first, the impact forces your heels obtained would be three times of your body weight, even though you were with running shoes, which was also contained a cushion. However, if your former feet touch the ground at first, the impact will be reduced to only about sixty percent of body weight because of the effective cushion of tendons and joints that are come from the ankle. The researchers believe that it will be healthier if runners could use their former sole to land on the ground, because this kind of long-term impact will give rise to fatigue fracture or plantar fasciitis.
Harvard University’s researcher, Daniel Lieberman said that the ancient humans may need to chase prey with barefoot running for a long time, which evolved out of the structure of the corresponding foot. Barefoot running might be a cozy thing if people can adapt it moderately. This is also conducive to the musculoskeletal health. However, the researchers also showed clearly that running shoes should not be abandoned since the hard thing on the ground may do harm to your barefoot.
After you are accustomed to barefoot running, the ground impact and the effective mass of your foot will be reduced suddenly. Your legs will also be more flexible and more natural; the focus of your whole person will be stable, just as dance freely. We must pay attention to the fact that it is easy to cause harm in the first six months of barefoot running. It is recommended that runners can choose a pair of special structure running shoes at the beginning of his barefoot running, the “virtual barefoot running shoes,” which are made of special materials. This type of shoes will allow your heels, ankles and other different parts to be flexible as barefoot, it not only can play a protective role on your feet, but also can really help you to gradually get rid of the long habit of running shoes.
Lee explains that you can not wear anything on your feet, but a pair of special running shoes really can provide you with effective protection. The most important thing is that you need to pass the training. About barefoot running, what you have to know more is what kind of person are suitable for barefoot…