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
There’s no disputing the fact that exercise is good for the human body. So it stands to reason that exercise would also benefit the body's largest organ: its skin. But does working up a sweat actually do anything good for your skin—or... Read more
In the homemade video, a regular guy named Ben shares his struggle with increasing weight, depression, and a moment of clarity: deciding to change his life. I don't want to say too much more about it here. Just go ahead and watch it.
If you... Read more
Today I tried running the first time in a very long time and I could only run 7 minutes (I got cramps and my chest started to hurt). I'm feeling very discouraged since I was hoping to run 30 minutes that's the only way I can burn a lot of cals... Read more
When I go for a run, I always end up running the first mile at a my best pace, and then each mile after that is a little slower. How can I work on pacing myself so that I finish faster, or really running each mile a little faster instead? Any ideas,p... Read more
Hi everyone I've recently started training for a half marathon. I'm taking it slow I've started with a couch to 5k program and am going to work myself up to half marathon. I go to the gym 3 days a week and that's when I run. I want to run more I l... Read more
I am 35, mom of 2, run my own fulltime business and am looking to lose 25 lbs.
I emotional eat and then best myself up really badly. I am ready to change my habits and lose this weight. I'm planning to do a low glycemic diet and eat as close to... Read more
I really hate to exercise, it would cause so much pain. I needed to build up the muscles! So I started water jogging. Same benefits, much more fun, and no pain. You'll feel like noodle when you get out of the water though ;)... Read more
Put ankle weights and arm weights before playing wii fit, not only do you get the benefit of being active on something really fun -- but the added resistance from the ankle weights and arm weights burns more calories!... Read more
Having been a member of the running community for over five years now, I have seen a number of new footwear trends picking up speed. Last month the American College of Sports Medicine released its top five footwear trends for 2011. Everything from b... 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
I don't often link to Mark Sisson's blog, just because I don't always have time to read it. But with this post I could not resist because he addressed a topic that is commonly misunderstood, in particular by competitive runners and I think he include... Read more
To be clear, I am wearing "barefoot" running shoes (I'm going to change that to minimalist) if that makes any sense. I went to run and am getting better at figuring out my stride, so that my knees don't hurt. I also don't want to hurt my calves whi... Read more
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