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
I feel your pain. Just went to the doctor and I cried when I saw the number on the scale. It was a real shocker. I want to lose 35 pounds but am overwhelmed. Disappointed in myself for letting it happen. Hoping this site can help.... Read more
Fell off the workout wagon a bit because of pain on the top of my foot. Doctor suggests ligament inflamation. I can't let this set me back. :( Trying a good walk today. Prayers welcome. Have a blessed day, all!... Read more
I deal with a lot od pain every day,Im sure im not only one.But I have put on over 20 lbs and im very depressed about it,Is there anyone here that is from MacClenny florida .I need a friend to help me along ,... Read more
What's your favorite workout shoe - and what do you typically do in your workouts?
My current pair is a pair of Under Armours that I've loved and beaten for the last year - but need to replace. I typically run, walk, bike, row, use the elliptica... 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
Over the past 30-35 years there has been a huge revolution in the world of athletic footwear. There are literally hundreds of shoes on the market today for every sport one can think of. But, it is very important to wear the proper shoe for the activ... Read more
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