In addition to burning out 30 percent more calories, running on the beach can help to prevent feet from injuries. While you are running on the beach, the sand forces musles in the knees, ankles and feet to work harder. The continual effect of this process will gradually strengthen the muscles, preventing it from common road injuries. A study by Griffith University in Quensland Australia also finds that landing on soft sand gives a break to joints. Instead of landing on common road, landing on soft sand increases the time in which feet sink into it. The effect is the overal stress of pounding on the lower joints such as ankles and knees is reduced. Besides its benefit to feet structure, running on the beach provides you better and healthier air that is surely good for your breathing system, especially if you do this activities in the morning. For afternoon time, it is advised to run on the beach that is far from crowds and its polluted air. Having the breeze blowing in off makes the run more comfortable as well, so you will not get tired quickly.
To avoid injuries caused by shells, broken glass and other debris in the sand, it is also highly recommended that you always wear shoes while you are running. There is no need to have a special pair of shoes for running on the beach, but it is better that you have a slight and comfort pair of shoes so you can run comfortably. One important thing that must be kept in mind is a warming up exercise. You can start with jogging and then short run to build up some strength in your feet. It is better for you to run on the wet and flat path of the beach first. Once your feet are strong enough, you can start to add some intervals of running on dry sand and wet sand, and then take a long route as long as you want. After you are finished running, jump in the water will make your effort worth