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
Hello! I'd love a suggestion on workouts that are easy on the knees. I've been doing Jillian Michaels Shred workout dvds, as well as Preventions 3-2-1 circuit workout. My left knee can't take any bouncing (like with jumping jacks) or squats, and i... Read more
Hi all! I'm back. I need to get everything under control. I have been eating paleo for about 2 years now because I have health issues, mostly stemming from my digestive system (I think). I was not losing weight even though I was very careful with... Read more
Hi. I have bulging discs, spurs and severe bone degradation in my thoracic and lumbar region, plus I have also torn a tendon in my right shoulder. I won't be having surgery on my shoulder for at least 3 months. My physiotherapist has told me I need t... Read more
I did the "Run or Dye" 5K. If you have breathing issues like asthma or allergies, I suggest you wear a bandanna or painter's mask while running so you don't breathe in the colored cornstarch. Definitely wash race clothes separately!... 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 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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