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
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
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... 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
Have one bad Knee and I need to start working out. It's been awhile new to start slow. Never been a runner any suggestions? And I don't belong to a gym or rec can't really afford it right now... Read more
Newbie here. I had surgery on my knee last year that went terribly wrong and now I am pretty sedentary and considered disabled as my leg doesn't work right now. Gained a few pounds and need help to get into better shape. Any advise would be welcomed.... Read more
Hi Ive been walking/running 3 miles for the past 4 weeks with non running New Balance shoes, old ones. I just got me some NB runners (with support and lots of cushion)
I was able to run a little more but I noticed right away my hip was hurting but... Read more
Hi, I started doing the Zombies Run 5K app program and was having a lot of fun and really surprising myself with my progress. I live in Canada and it's gotten so cold I can't motivate myself to go out anymore. I can't afford any of the Patagonia wi... Read more
Small movements I've found that relieve the pain. I"ve been in pain for the last week, and found that if I moved my hip, (the one on the side of the painful knee) the way Cancan dancers do, -- it looks like they're moving their knee, when in fact, th... 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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