Women's Running: Health Q&A
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Do women pick up fewer injuries than men?
We all have our strengths and weaknesses. One important study of running injuries found that women are much more likely than men to suffer ankle sprains, shin splints, stress fractures and hip problems.
However, women are much less susceptible to achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and quadriceps injuries. To help you avoid injuries, make cross-training a regular part of your programme.
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