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
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
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
Hi there! I live in AZ, so I can't be a running buddy, but we have a group of us in a new SparkTeam who are working to motivate each other to stay focused. We'd love to have you join us!
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I did a 90 minute hike today, on a paved trail with my Nike free shoes. They have inserts for my high arches and narrow feet and I still get blisters. Any advice on how to deal with them? I seem to get them no matter the style of shoe.... Read more
Just ran my fitness tracker thing and my calorie burn and workouts have doubled in June compared to the entire month of May....and June isn't even over yet! I'm impressed with myself! Yay, stamina! If nothing else, I'm getting better there!... Read more
My husband and I started running this year. We began with 5Ks and are workig our way up to longer runs. We've never been running like that before but signing up for a monthly race helped us stay motivated to keep training and you get rewarded with a... Read more
Even though I'm huge, I won't let that get in my way. Walking was wasting my time. I wait til it's dark, put on running sneakers and head outside to jog. No, I can't go all that fast or far (yet), but it doesn't matter. I go until I am totally out of... Read more
Wearing the right shoes while exercising can mean the difference between a comfortable workout, and one filled with pain, or worse-injury. With thousands of workout shoes on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? By answering a few s... Read more
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