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Barefoot Running Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Barefoot Running.

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

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

Success Story VIDEO: Running Down 120 Pounds

In the homemade video, a regular guy named Ben shares his struggle with increasing weight, depression, and a moment of clarity: deciding to change his life. I don't want to say too much more about it here. Just go ahead and watch it. If you...  Read more

See if you can find a specialty running or shoe st

See if you can find a specialty running or shoe store in your area. They should be able to help you. They can take a look at not only your foot but also your stride and recommend the best shoes for you....  Read more

I have flat feet I can't find that perfect running
Updated 2/10/2016 6:25:40 PM

I have flat feet I can't find that perfect running shoes that won't leave my feet hurting. Any one knows a good pair?👟🏃🏻...  Read more

Just wasn't feeling my run today. It felt really h
Updated 2/10/2016 11:29:12 AM

Just wasn't feeling my run today. It felt really hard, ifit program with some inclines. I wanted to quit but I pushed through. Now I just want to take a nap!...  Read more

Who knew oatmeal could be sooo filling ! After run
Updated 2/10/2016 10:56:31 AM

Who knew oatmeal could be sooo filling ! After running this morning I feel energized and ready to take the day full on! I'm surprised of how full I am from eating this healthy and not craving anything too bad. Have a great day everyone!...  Read more

Ran a mile yesterday, walked 3.16 miles today, hav
Updated 2/9/2016 8:40:12 PM

Ran a mile yesterday, walked 3.16 miles today, having my physical therapist come to the gym with me tomorrow to critique my workouts and help me find a better workout. My ptist thinks I'll be ready to run a race soon! She's crazy!!...  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