Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
As I write this, the 2008 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Athletes from around the world will gather in Bejing, China, to compete in their respective sports in hopes of honoring their countries and fulfilling lifelong dreams of winning Ol... Read more
Both running and walking are simple ways to get a great cardiovascular workout with no equipment beyond a sturdy pair of athletic shoes. But these common activities can lead to pain and injury if you're not careful. Here are five of the most comm... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
If you love running as much as I do, you know how frustrating it is when an injury puts the activity you enjoy on hold. Many runners face injury at one time or another, which isn't surprising, given the strain that running can put on your jo... Read more
I love running, it's challenging, and hard at some points, but it makes me feel great, and that's why I love it so much! I love a good challenge! I hate the treadmill, and love the outside, and that's where I run all the time. Rain, s... Read more
I think that I may need to work on strengthening my ankles. My ankles seem fine during my workouts been then seem quite fatigued afterwards. For example, this morning I did 30 minutes on the rowing machine and then went outside and did run/walk inter... Read more
Hi SparkPeople, my name is Deb and really look forward starting a healthy life with all of you. I have been on this DIET game for over 30 years and it is time to stop. I think I have been on every diet out there and spend 100s of dollars only to loss... Read more
Be willing to give up that you know something for certain. If you check in with others to validate you will for sure find as many others who believe something else as well as what you believe.Just maybe you can lose that weight, run a race, get that... Read more
Over the past three decades, fitness shoe manufacturers have developed advanced technology to cushion and control motion in our feet and ankles. While this advanced support can feel great, it doesn't allow our joints and soft tissue to artic... Read more
The Internet--including the SparkPeople Message Boards--have been abuzz for the recently with talk of barefoot running. Member CAMPB528 wrote me, asking to review her beloved Vibram Five Fingers barefoot running shoes. A few weeks later, she tracked... Read more
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