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Achilles Running Injury Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Achilles Running Injury.

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How to Use the Leg Curl Machine

Proper form is important for any exercise. When using machines, where weight targets specific muscles in specific ways, it’s even more important. This gym staple is a machine that many people use improperly. Avoid injury by making sure you&rsqu...  Read more

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

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

How to Run with Proper Form and Technique

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

Protecting Your Joints During Exercise

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

9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

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

I had to go running today! Feeling blessed and acc
Updated 9/11/2014 8:00:48 PM

I had to go running today! Feeling blessed and accomplished! :)...  Read more

I need help! I run on the treadmill and street. I
Updated 9/13/2014 5:25:43 PM

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
Updated 9/17/2014 10:43:07 AM

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

Does anyone have a good "beginnerish" running plan
Updated 9/7/2014 10:12:08 PM

Does anyone have a good "beginnerish" running plan that does not involve waking?...  Read more

I want to start running. But I easiy get tired and
Updated 9/8/2014 6:38:09 AM

I want to start running. But I easiy get tired and it scares me because I have asthma. Any tips? Thanks!...  Read more

When Injured, Do the Right Thing

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

Don't be afraid to make adjustments

In six months or so I've maintained, my weight has been stable in the 160-165 range. But my nutrition guidelines have varied by 25% based on my injury and exercise status. I've had calorie ranges from 2200-2550, up to 2900-3250. If I see the weigh...  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

How Running Surfaces Impact Your Running Form

One of the most enjoyable aspects of running is you can basically do it anywhere in the world, whether on city streets, back country roads or in the comforts of a gym environment. All you need to do is lace up your running shoes and hit the trails. H...  Read more

I'm Injured. So Now What?

Iíve blogged many times about how running is an important part of my life and something I really enjoy. For the past 6 weeks or so, itís been anything but enjoyable. I started having pain in my Achillies after a particularly hilly run. Instead of...  Read more