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Barefoot Running Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Barefoot Running.

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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

Find the Perfect Workout Shoe for You

Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling...  Read more

An Exerciser's Guide to Skin Care

There’s no disputing the fact that exercise is good for the human body. So it stands to reason that exercise would also benefit the body's largest organ: its skin. But does working up a sweat actually do anything good for your skin—or...  Read more

3 Strikes Against Running: Is it Time to Hang up Your Sneakers?

Running is one of those activities that people either love or hate (and sometimes both at the same time). If you're out there pounding the pavement, you may field quite a few questions about why you voluntarily undergo such torture. And if you...  Read more

Sporty Dogs: The Best Breeds for Active People

If you're an active and outdoorsy person who likes running, hiking or boating, it's nice to have some company who shares your passion. When your friends and loved ones aren't available, there's a dog for that.     Before...  Read more

Good day today run on the beach type of good day :
Updated 8/20/2016 7:31:53 PM

Good day today run on the beach type of good day :)...  Read more

Just curious, does anyone else feel like they will never be able to run for a long distance? #exerc
Updated 8/22/2016 11:48:00 PM

Just curious, does anyone else feel like they will never be able to run for a long distance? #exercise...  Read more

Have a few errands to run this morning then breakf
Updated 8/20/2016 8:13:14 AM

Have a few errands to run this morning then breakfast with my girls n off to play football......go SOV COLTS...  Read more

Guys, need some motivation to run. But laziness ke
Updated 8/20/2016 6:27:32 AM

Guys, need some motivation to run. But laziness keep coming towards me. I haven't done any exercise for one week. Been eating the whole week. Feels uncomfortable and weight gains a lot . But feels lazy...  Read more

Just started a running program on the 14th. I run
Updated 8/19/2016 1:58:12 PM

Just started a running program on the 14th. I run every other day using the running for weight loss app. Love it! On my off days I do low intensity chair exercises. How long before I will see any benefit of this? #firstpost...  Read more

Is Barefoot Running Really Better?

Is Barefoot Running Really Better?A growing number of runners are ditching their shoes to hit the trails barefoot or in minimalist shoes even though the benefits haven't been proven. Should you join the minimalist movement?If you enjoy running, cha...  Read more

If not by land then by water!

I really hate to exercise, it would cause so much pain. I needed to build up the muscles! So I started water jogging. Same benefits, much more fun, and no pain. You'll feel like noodle when you get out of the water though ;)...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Poll: 5 Footwear Trends for 2011, Which One(s) Have You Tried?

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

We Tried It: Vibram Barefoot Running Shoes

The Internet--including the SparkPeople Message Boards--have been abuzz for the recently with talk of barefoot running. Member CAMPB528 wrote me, asking to review her beloved Vibram Five Fingers barefoot running shoes. A few weeks later, she tracked...  Read more

Barefoot Running Shoes

Once upon a time, I thought about running. I was intimidated by the fact that I would need to buy expensive shoes just to try it. Then I bumped into a SP article on barefoot running. Shortly thereafter, it occurred to me, "I have a beach!" I can...  Read more

Barefoot Running - Dangerous or Superior?

I don't often link to Mark Sisson's blog, just because I don't always have time to read it. But with this post I could not resist because he addressed a topic that is commonly misunderstood, in particular by competitive runners and I think he include...  Read more