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
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j... Read more
When you're injured, ice is like gold. In fact, it is an essential treatment for most sports injuries. It is one of the key ways to reduce the inflammation that occurs when you have some type of muscle tear, tendonitis, sprain or strain.
The... 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
I'm looking for a female running mate (sorry, I'm not comfortable meeting/running w/a male), to go running with for 2-3 times a week. My goal is to get fit enough for marathons that we can also do together. I live in the south Orlando, Florida area... Read more
The week on SparkPeople always runs Sun through Sat so your weekly totals are all based on those days. But if you are asking about the info on your Exercise Goal page, those are for the entire week & do not change unless you manually change them.... Read more
If you put elastic laces in your running shoes, you shoes will adjust automatically to your feet while running. It lowers the chance of foot injury and is much more comfortable., particularly on long runs. You can get elastic laces at medical suppl... 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
One of the most enjoyable aspects of running is you can basically do it anywhere in the world, whether on city streets, back country roads or in the comforts of a gym environment. All you need to do is lace up your running shoes and hit the trails. H... Read more
Running shoes cushion feet during jogging and other high-impact exercises, keeping them comfortable while also preventing injury. Fail to replace shoes when they get too old, and you expose yourself to unnecessary risk. Thankfully, there are a varie... Read more
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