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
A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
Rain or shine, warm or cold, walking outside can be a year-round activity. But before you head out, you’ll want to make sure you are dressed for the elements. It can be a very uncomfortable walk if you don’t have on the right gear! Here a... Read more
Ask anyone who has spread mulch in their yard, and they’ll tell you that yard work is quite the workout! Whether hauling mulch, spreading soil, raking leaves, or pulling weeds, you’re guaranteed to break a sweat. That's because garden... Read more
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
I've been trying to improve my running on 2 of the days that I don't lift weights (the other 2 days I work craft fairs all day), but my improvement has been slow. Does anyone know if it would it be too much to run on my weightlifting days too?... Read more
Most runners have had at least one run or race ruined because of a painful foot blister. Here are the symptoms and causes of foot blisters, with tips on how to prevent and treat them.Symptoms of Foot Blisters:You've probably seen foot blisters before... Read more
Which of these 3 running scenarios sound familiar?You’re out for an early morning run before work and you feel a blister rubbing at the back of your heel ...You’ve caught up with a couple of friends at a local race and all of a sudden your pinky toe... Read more
To a runner, walker or hiker, a blister is like kryptonite. It may not look like much, but even the smallest patch of irritated, inflamed skin is enough to stop any foot-propelled workout in its tracks. Blisters are usually caused by friction, a... Read more
In recent years running has seen a huge resurgence for those of looking to reclaim their health and meet new goals. But what happens when you are forced to forgo your running due to an inconvenience caused in your training. It can leave many runners... Read more
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