We’ve all heard the song, “The foot bone’s connected to the leg bone. The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone…” And it’s true! The study of biomechanics has proven that everything is interconnected, and when there’s a misalignment in one part of the body, it can travel up your body and affect other areas. What causes this misalignment? Prolonged periods of standing or walking on concrete can cause the foot to over-pronate, resulting in the ankle rolling inwards and the arch collapsing. That’s why it’s so important to wear the best shoes for standing on concrete when you’re constantly walking on hard surfaces.
Posted 8/2/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 15,204 views
Whether you have a little or a lot of weight you're determined to lose, it's difficult not to get stuck focusing on the big picture. What will you look like when you lose 10, 20, 30 or more pounds? You can probably envision your finish line and know you want to get there, but the "how" you'll get there can sometimes seem insurmountable. Weight loss works best when you take one day at a time. So how can you start making good choices today, and how can you prepare now for a healthier tomorrow?
Posted 8/1/2016 11:00:00 PM By: : 10,524 views
Traveling and exploring are some of the best parts about summer, but walking long distances and standing (hello, airport security lines!) can take a toll on your feet. We spoke with Vionic Innovation Lab experts Dr. Jackie Sutera and Brian Hoke, DPT about how you can preserve the health of your feet while enjoying a jam-packed schedule of summer travel.
Posted 7/5/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 16,083 views
Finding time for fitness can itself feel as exhausting as a workout. You know that you could fit it in if it weren't for the lack of time, sleep or motivation; the never-ending household chores, grocery shopping or work deadlines; or the demands of the kids' schedules, spending time with your significant other or even just relaxing time just for yourself.
If this cycle sounds familiar, rest assured in the knowledge that not only are you not alone, but there are effective ways to get moving no matter how jam-packed your calendar. We're here to help you find time to fit in fitness and healthy living wherever you are throughout the day for the next 30 days. We’ve partnered with Vionic® with Orthaheel® Technology footwear to bring you the 30-Day #Find30: Home.Work.Play. Challenge! By joining the challenge, you will receive a foolproof plan to help you squeeze 30 minutes of daily fitness into your home, work or play time for the next 30 consecutive days.
Posted 7/1/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 7,256 views
Losing weight is difficult—and once you do, keeping those pounds off can be even harder. No need to be discouraged, after all, it’s not impossible. Take it from someone who works with patients trying to achieve this very goal every day.
Posted 6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 37,883 views
Losing weight and keeping it off can be a challenge at any time of the year, but in the summer months it can be particularly trying when travel and social events quickly fill up the calendar and you can't even begin to think about wearing a bathing suit. With the right tools in place, though, you can stay on track without sacrificing the fun.
Posted 6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 15,124 views
As flip-flop season ramps up, it's important to keep in mind that not all of them are created equal, according to Vionic Innovation Lab expert and NYC podiatrist Dr. Jackie Sutera. Find out why flat flip-flops can be hazardous to your foot health and steps you can take to alleviate the risks.
Posted 6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 44,238 views
We could all use a little more Zen in our lives, right? A little more time to relax and peacefully zone out? A second to forget the to-do list? A moment to just be?
Yeah, that sounds pretty glorious. These days, weeks are full of rushing from one appointment or meeting to another while also trying to check your email, text back your friend about weekend plans and respond to all the social media dings going off. Not very Zen at all. And don't even get me started on the piles of laundry, the grocery store run you've been putting off and organizing the house—it never ends!
Posted 5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 3 comments 23,993 views
We wrapped up April’s Foot Health Month with answers to all your burning questions. We had an overwhelming response to our Q&A with Vionic Innovation Lab member Dr. Jackie Sutera! Here are answers to some of the top questions asked.
Posted 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 52,953 views
These days, it seems like everyone is digging coconut.
There's coconut water, coconut milk, shredded coconut, coconut aminos and even coconut manna to try. Not to mention, coconut oil seems to pop up in just about every smoothie recipe you can find.
Posted 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 4 comments 8,995 views
Heel pain can stop you in your tracks. And, if left untreated, it can severely limit your ability to lead the active life you want. We’ve consulted the experienced podiatrists in the Vionic Innovation Lab who suggested these six ways to easily treat heel pain.
Posted 4/4/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 29,976 views
Signs of spring are all around: the grass is greener, the trees are budding and flowers are blooming. Isn't it time you, too, came out of winter hibernation and re-engaged in warm-weather activities? Lucky for you, our new challenge will help you get ready to tackle that spring sandal weather. We’ve partnered with Vionic® with Orthaheel Technology footwear to bring you The 30-Day #Find30: Spring Shape-Up Challenge! By joining the challenge, you will receive a foolproof plan to help you squeeze 30 minutes of daily fitness into your schedule for the next 30 days.
Posted 4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 7,872 views
Nothing ruins a vacation faster than foot or heel pain. And with spring break right around the corner, we have your feet on our mind. Comfortable sandals for walking are absolutely necessary if you don’t want to miss a thing. Here are our top picks for the best travel sandals to keep your feet naturally aligned from the ground up for all-day support and comfort, no matter where your vacation destination takes you.
Posted 3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 34,610 views
Converting to a Paleo or primal lifestyle means, among other things, you'll be spending a lot more time cooking. To really be sure you're getting the best, wholesome meals, it's best to make them yourself.
We've put together this list of the top Paleo staples you'll need in your cupboards to cook the tastiest meals and keep your body healthy. Once you stock up on these items, we guarantee you won't be tempted to eat out as often!
1. Coconut oil
This versatile oil tastes great in everything from a stir-fry to a protein shake. It's thick consistency and tropical flavor makes coconut oil a great ingredient in desserts like mousse and fudge, too!
Ghee, a clarified butter without the milk solids, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and Indian cuisine for thousands of years. It's very high smoke point, concentration of vitamins like A and E and buttery taste make it a healthy and delicious cooking fat.
A grain-free lifestyle doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to baked goods. Just choose a nut-based flour like almond meal, and start experimenting with your favorite recipes.
Like many kinds of fish and fish oil, cod liver oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It's also rich in vitamins A and D, which has made it so popular in the Paleo community.
This thick, dreamy cream makes an excellent substitute for whipped cream or half and half in traditional recipes.
6. Yacon syrup
This all-natural sweetener has a very low-glycemic index—making it a great choice for the health-conscious who still want a little sweetness.
7. Raw honey
Raw honey is another excellent way to satisfy a sweet tooth—and because its raw, it has the added health benefit of helping fight allergies.
Think of probiotics as your digestion's little helper. These microorganisms live in your gut, helping your body bolster its digestion and immune system.
9. Cacao powder
Packed with antioxidants, calcium, magnesium and more, cacao powder is a nutritional powerhouse that also happens to be delicious. What's not to love?
10. Sea salt
Kick up your flavors a notch with a high quality sea salt. With sea salt, you get more flavor per gram, meaning you don't need as much salt in your food.
This dark, rich maple syrup is another tasty option for adding some sweetness to your cooking.
12. Green powder
Make sure you're getting plenty of vitamins and minerals by adding a green powder to your smoothies or juices. It's a simple way to kick your nutrition up a notch.
13. Avocado oil
An up-and-coming oil, avocado oil's high smoke point makes it perfect for frying or cooking on high heat. Like the avocado, this oil is high in healthy fatty acids.
14. Yerba mate
The caffeinated mate tea made from yerba mate leaves is an excellent energy drink. Some prefer yerba mate to coffee or black tea, as yerba mate doesn't cause the same jitters or stomach upset as coffee.
15. Almond butter
Nut butters should be a staple in all households, in our humble opinion. Almond butters are a safer choice, as almond allergies are much less common than peanut allergies.
16. Bone stock
Bone stock, a broth made from animal bones, contains a wide variety of nutrients such as calcium and magnesium. Keep the canned variety on hand for those times when you don't have time to simmer a homemade batch.
Posted 2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM By: : 10,750 views