Research found that there’s no way a heel strike runner can run with less impact, even if they implement low-impact mechanics, like a higher cadence as compared with forefoot running.
One of the many ways forefoot running prevents injury is by naturally increasing cadence which was found to reduce damaging contact forces and peak ground reaction forces on the leg.
How a higher running cadence is better for the knees and hips and improves performance, too, as compared to a lower running cadence.
High cadence speed during running is good for us because it reduces injury and makes you more efficient. Find out how to effortlessly boost your cadence.