If you are suffering from shin splints the first thing you need to do is stop high impact cardio so that you can properly heal. This does not mean you can now be an official couch potato! During your time of recuperation you can swim, focus on upper body routines and use the elliptical machine. Once you're all healed makes sure to follow these three tips to avoid it from happening again.
1. Avoid running on hard pavement,instead opt for an outdoor track or a treadmill.
2. Stretch and warm up your muscles concentrating on your heels and calves.
3. Replace your running shoes often.
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