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Knee Pain Barefoot Running Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Knee Pain Barefoot Running.

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The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

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

Exercising with Lower Back Pain

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

Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains

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

6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

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

Find the Perfect Workout Shoe for You

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

What's your running mantra?
Updated 4/27/2015 10:49:32 AM

I've got some races coming up, and I'd love to learn some new running mantras to encourage me when I'm out there getting it done. A current fave of mine is "today is a great day for a run."...  Read more

Running
Updated 4/26/2015 8:30:18 PM

HI I am new on SP. Just joined today. I will be training for a marathon in 2016. I need all the support I can get. I would like to train for weight loss and maintain the muscle I have. I have tried various ways and nothing seems to stick. I am very a...  Read more

I fall when I try to run
Updated 4/26/2015 10:24:12 AM

I do TaeBo at least 4 times per week. I can keep my balance while doing kicks as high as I am tall. I put on my roller skates this morning and my core is now strong enough to keep me upright and skating. I can do a full squat with no problem (think...  Read more

exercise and back pain
Updated 4/27/2015 10:33:19 AM

I recently started doing those exercise DVD's by Leslie Sansone. Since I am partially paralyzed from my knees down due to a spinal cord injury, I maintain my balance using forearm crutches during her exercise programs. I have noticed that eve...  Read more

Help! Calf pain/cramping while running/walking?
Updated 4/24/2015 4:58:14 PM

Hi! I started running about two months ago (3/9/15). For the first week or so, my left calf muscle was very sore and cramped AFTER I ran. I had been going about 1 mile a day, alternating between 2-3 minutes running and 5-ish minutes walking. After...  Read more

Large Joggers

Only run flat areas and uphills to avoid pain.311...  Read more

Just a little love for my knee

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

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

We Tried It: Vibram Barefoot Running Shoes

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

5 Exercises for Stronger, More Flexible Feet

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