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
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
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
After months of agonizing shin splints, special stretches, lots of frustrated tears, I finally ran with little pain. Got new asics shoes and while I still have tenderness in one shin I actually ran in my walk/run yesterday!! Feeling excited... Read more
Does anyone else have a hard time getting enough potassium in their diet? I am trying limit my calorie intake to 1500 per day. This is already 300 calories over my doctor's recommendation. I'm including at least one banana, two servings of dairy,... Read more
i tried to jog on the treadmill but my hips, shins, knees, and ankles can't handle it! I'm trying to do a mile the switch to the elliptical, but I swear more on a treadmill. Will my lower extremities ever get used to it?!... Read more
I have been horrified to discover I am typically getting less than 25% of the RDA for potassium daily. I eat greens every day, eat at least 1/4 cup of nuts (usually almonds or pistachios) daily, and eat an average of 1/2 organic banana about 3 days a... 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
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
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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