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
As I write this, the 2008 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Athletes from around the world will gather in Bejing, China, to compete in their respective sports in hopes of honoring their countries and fulfilling lifelong dreams of winning Ol... Read more
A strong, toned body doesn't just look good. It also helps you feel more confident, no matter what you're wearing. Whether you're looking to build strength quickly or tone up your body for an upcoming vacation, this simple and e... Read more
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
If exercisers picked a mascot, what do you think it would be? A jump rope? A punching bag? A man with a giant baseball as a head? If I had to guess, it would be an athletic shoe. A good pair of shoes can be an inspiration and reminder to get moving,... Read more
Hey y'all... I know it's frikkin freezin, but I promised myself I would get onto the beach EVERY day the sun shines. However, I do not know how to record it for exertion/calories burned. Walking in sand is slower BUT harder work than walking on the r... Read more
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The following essay was written by an orthopedic surgeon several years ago. It was rejected by Runner's World and Running Times but was published by the G... Read more
I wanted to start doing some early morning exercise but want to be quiet so I don't wake up my children earlier than they already get up. I was wondering if it would hurt me in the long run to exercise barefoot vs. wearing sneakers? I exercise in a... Read more
Choose a race now for spring or early summer. Start training now! Enjoy watching your skills grow in the coming weeks as you prepare for your event. And when it's race time, take time to enjoy watching everyone run her/his own race. It's an amazing t... Read more
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
Having been a member of the running community for over five years now, I have seen a number of new footwear trends picking up speed. Last month the American College of Sports Medicine released its top five footwear trends for 2011. Everything from b... Read more
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