Weekly First-aid Topic: Attention Points for Running
From:Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning


As the weather grows warmer, running becomes a hot sport. Last Sunday, 2017 Beijing Long Walk Festival started in Tiananmen Square. Beijing Emergency Medical Center provided medical services for the race. Today, I will talk about some attention points for running.

Warm up before running. Do not stop immediately after exercise. Instead, you should have 5-10 minutes of low speed running or brisk walking to reduce the delayed muscle soreness and prevent any heart problems. If you have a problem with your joints, you can put an ice bag on the old wound to reduce the inflammation of the joints and avoid discomfort. Wearing the right sports equipment is the key to avoid sports injuries. Wearing breathable clothes can enhance the efficiency of cooling. Flexible materials and tailored activewear can avoid skin damage caused by friction or pull of the clothes during long-distance running. The five-toe socks have better breathability than thick cotton ones, which are less prone to blisters due to friction or cause of bacterial growth.

In case of dizziness, palpitation, nausea, chest pain, chest tightness, shortness of breath, or weakness, you should stop running and have a rest. Do not run again. In this way, you can reduce or avoid the occurrence of serious accidents.