Should you run after a hike?

man running near sea during daytime

The short answer is no, you shouldn’t run after a hike. Running can put extra strain on your muscles and joints, which can lead to injuries. If you’re feeling tired or sore after a hike, it’s best to just walk or take it easy until you recover.

However, if you’re feeling fresh and energetic after a hike, then a light jog may actually be beneficial. A light jog can help improve your circulation and help your body to recover from the hike more quickly. Just be sure to listen to your body and don’t push yourself too hard.

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