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Back Pain Barefoot Running Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Back Pain Barefoot Running.

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

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

A Motivational Story of Olympic Proportions

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

How to Learn from Pain

Pain presents itself in myriad forms: the immediate, throbbing sensation of stubbing a toe; the nagging, stinging burn of a sore throat; the take-your-breath-away feeling when you move your "bad back" in the wrong way; the heaviness of lift...  Read more

What's Really Making Your Back Hurt?

Back pain is one of the most common complaints doctors hear from their patients. In fact, studies show that more than 80% of Americans will suffer from at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime. Back pain can range from mildly annoying...  Read more

Exercising with Lower Back Pain

It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope.  While there...  Read more

Best Running Apps
Updated 4/23/2014 11:26:10 AM

I am looking for a new running app....I really started to get into running last year and ran my first 5K but slowly 'fell off the wagon.' I'm looking for something simple to use to help me track my progress(miles, time, calories burned) Anyone...  Read more

Gaining weight back - mad at myself
Updated 4/22/2014 8:19:36 PM

Hi, everyone! I am new to the board and joined because of frustration. In 2011 I went from 182 to 152 pounds. I was so proud of myself. I never felt better and I was able to manage my weight, skip most desserts, eat low calorie and exercise regul...  Read more

1st woman to run a marathon - 1967 Boston Marathon
Updated 4/22/2014 10:41:26 AM

This year the men's champion ran it in 2:08, and the women's champion ran it in 2:19.. just 11 mins separating them. We've come a long way since we thought women were incapable of running more than 1.5 miles. www.makers.com/kathrine-switzer...  Read more

INFLUENZA ALERT Florida. Don't let it set you back
Updated 4/21/2014 11:19:15 PM

Hi, I just wanted to inform some of you about how subtle the Influenza can be and how it can set you back for days, if not weeks even if you have been immunized with the Flu vaccine. Five days ago I came home feeling aweful! I had a fever of 1...  Read more

Just Getting Started on Getting back Healthy
Updated 4/21/2014 7:17:57 PM

Hi Everyone, My Name is Summer. In the last few years I really let go of my health. I am ready to get back into shape. My goal this years is to lose a total of 55 pounds. Right now this seems like it's so far away, but I am going to do everythi...  Read more

Large Joggers

Only run flat areas and uphills to avoid pain.311...  Read more

Prevent lower back pain due to walking or running

If you're on of those who love to exercise but pay the price with a stiff lower back afterwards this is for you!...  Read more

Fibro Friends....

Fibromyalgia is a pain in the neck, arms, legs....Any one with FMS is welcome. Also join us on the Fast Break forum "Fibromyalgia Anyone????"...  Read more

We Tried It: Vibram Barefoot Running Shoes

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

5 Exercises for Stronger, More Flexible Feet

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