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
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
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
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
I have an elliptical which i use about 3-4x a week,im always sore, lol my legs and especially my whole back, top to bottem, I stretch my legs really good before and after work outs, but i havnt found any good back stretches to help :( i... Read more
I am back on track with my weight loss and exercise. I went "wild" for months and just did/ate whatever I wanted. Now I'm back in the game - In it to Win it, but More importantly to Maintain it. I'm from Virginia (close to Richmond) and I do Weight W... Read more
Good morning everyone. Today is my first day back with SP. It has been a while I fell off the wagon but I'm getting back on. I have been a week without any diet pop which is one of my worst habits so hopefully that will make a difference.... Read more
Just got back and I did miss spark, I have a stressful job and I have been emotional eating.
I reset all my numbers and am starting fresh.
I also had foot surgery and need to be careful with my eating since I'm not able to exercise much.
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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 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
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