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
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
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in... Read more
I need help! I run on the treadmill and street. I have tried out so many brands of running shoes. First were sketchers and fila both were sturdy yet my feet hurt on the bottoms/sides. The cheapness killed my shins/knees.... Read more
Injury to my spine is sidelining my usual fitness commitments , however I am still on track with diet ...I am actually angry about what happened to me and am wrangling with myself. I 've used Spark in the past and find it much improved. Any others... Read more
I use my Spark blog as a place to journal my runs. I include the date and distance run in the title and place the specifics of the run and a summary of the run in the body of that particular blog entry. It gives me a quick reference to my runs AND I... Read more
Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time... Read more
This past summer I fulfilled a long-time dream to become a certified running coach via the Road Runners Club of America organization. This was a two day in depth program in which the physiology of running was discussed, in addition to the students fo... Read more
When I laced up my running shoes for the first time at the tender age of 44, I had no clue that I would, for the first time in my life, still be running, much less exercising on a consistent basis 4 1/2 years later. After all, I had spent 32 years... Read more
Since I started this journey I've been walking, and walking, and WALKING. Like, a ton! I used to be somewhat of a runner...not one of those runners you see in short shorts doing MILES and MILES, but I would often do 5k or 10k runs and train in betwee... Read more
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