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
You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq... Read more
Whether you’re trekking Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon or the spectacular unknown of your local hiking trails, how you choose to prepare for a hike can make or break the entire experience. While longer, more strenuous hikes often require more a... Read more
I am trying to be more active & start a walking program, but my feet start hurting after being on them for a short period of time. I went to a store that sells only athletic shoes to be fitted, but they carry nothing in a WW width. I bought New Bal... Read more
I can remember a year ago, I couldn't run with good form and didn't have great enough balance to stay up running, now I do!! My ptist has me running 2x a week for 16 minutes, I still have DOMS, but with time it should get better. I just want my... Read more
Is Barefoot Running Really Better?A growing number of runners are ditching their shoes to hit the trails barefoot or in minimalist shoes — even though the benefits haven't been proven. Should you join the minimalist movement?If you enjoy running, cha... Read more
Shopping for a pair of running shoes? Learn about the types available and how to find a pair that's right for you.The most important equipment for a runner is a pair of properly-fitting running shoes. Before you go the store, think about your running... 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
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