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
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
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
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
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
I reached my goal weight over 2 years ago and have not gained a pound until a few months ago. In the last few months I have gained 10 pounds :( I normally work out with weights & cardio 6-7 hours a week. The week before Thanksgiving I pinched a ne... Read more
I just downloaded this app after hearing some very positive reviews. Does anyone here have any experience with it? I try to run 40 minutes six days a week on a treadmill (no good streets/trails around here), but it gets VERY boring running in an empt... Read more
It's been a couple years since I last Sparked. Time and life got away from me. Had wonderful success with BLC's but competition is fun and I needed to create a new lifestyle.
Ready and looking forward to new tips, resources and BLCs!... 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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