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
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
Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j... Read more
Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling... Read more
Rain or shine, warm or cold, walking outside can be a year-round activity. But before you head out, you’ll want to make sure you are dressed for the elements. It can be a very uncomfortable walk if you don’t have on the right gear! Here a... Read more
Had to get new gym shoes today. I fell in love with a pair of Brooks. However, I did not love their price. So, I decided to go with a more affordable pair and make the Brooks my 50lb reward. All in good time!... Read more
Every morning I'm having extra pain. Curious if anyone else is going through this and if they know why. Ever since I've been working out at the gym, each morning I wake with severe pain in hip and butt cheek (whatever side I slept on). WTHeck? Help!... Read more
Finally feeling positive! The pain has lessened a bit and I found a great article on SP for knee pain that I'm going to do today! Plus I get to see my boyfriend tonight! I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday! And Valentine's day!!... Read more
Finally after years of aches and pains, I found out today that I have spinal stenosis. It is the reason for the tingling in my leg and feet. I thought the leg/foot thing was due to bad running form...lol.... Read more
Getting the correct fitting shoes is part of my sucess. I have very flat feet. Not only that, I severely over pronate. That's part of the reason I was nick named Ducky when I was in the Marine Corps. You would think that I would need Motion Control... Read more
We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations.... 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
Have you ever had a true Cinderella moment—when you slip into a pair of shoes and immediately say, ''YES!''? If you have, consider yourself lucky; when it comes to shoes, finding the perfect fit is not always an easy feat! ... Read more
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