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
Both running and walking are simple ways to get a great cardiovascular workout with no equipment beyond a sturdy pair of athletic shoes. But these common activities can lead to pain and injury if you're not careful. Here are five of the most comm... Read more
If you love running as much as I do, you know how frustrating it is when an injury puts the activity you enjoy on hold. Many runners face injury at one time or another, which isn't surprising, given the strain that running can put on your jo... Read more
When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... 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
I've been trying to get more into jogging/running. I currently walk the first few laps (because I either haven't/think I haven't quite warmed up yet) and then I jog an entire lap, then afterward, I feel so exhausted I can only do a half lap of joggin... Read more
How do you pick your shoes? I know that you need different shoes for different surfaces-but I am really bad about buying the wrong shoes and in about a week or two my knees and feet are hurting.... Read more
I have been buying New Balance the last 5 years. I am not saying that NB is any better than any other brand. But several shoes ago (I buy around 2-3 pairs a year.), I bought New Balance cross-trainers (603, I think). I buy two pairs at a time and... Read more
Getting the correct fitting shoes is part of my sucess. I have very flat feet. Not only that, I severely over pronate. That's part of the reason I was nick named Ducky when I was in the Marine Corps. You would think that I would need Motion Control... Read more
Whether you are walking or running, shoes that fit properly are very important! Proper footgear can prevent injuries & muscle soreness after exercise. If you have problems with shin splints (even after stretching before and after), arch pain, or othe... Read more
This is the third in a series of blogs regarding those running inconveniences that may not sideline you as a runner, but if you fail to seek early intervention, may do just that. Today’s blog will cover one of the most common and dreaded running inc... Read more
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