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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

Weight goal in range thanks to the running I've be
Updated 4/28/2016 12:47:02 PM

Weight goal in range thanks to the running I've been accomplishing and all other productive activities I've been involved in and it feels great!...  Read more

I'm curious if any of you only walk/run for exerci
Updated 4/27/2016 6:27:53 PM

I'm curious if any of you only walk/run for exercise. And if anyone thinks that it should only be used as a supplement to cardio and strength training....  Read more

Boo! I've been running and going to boot camp and
Updated 4/27/2016 1:44:36 PM

Boo! I've been running and going to boot camp and actually having fun with it, but last night I tripped during boot camp. The doctor says I sprained my ankle and no exercise for a week!...  Read more

On the run early this morning and didn't have time
Updated 4/27/2016 9:18:49 AM

On the run early this morning and didn't have time to make breakfast so i grabbed an apple, almonds and some peanut butter. Guess that will have to hold me over till 10:30. I hope everyone has a great and productive day :)...  Read more

Rainy day. I did a lot of running around but no si
Updated 4/26/2016 9:21:14 PM

Rainy day. I did a lot of running around but no significant exercise. Boooo...  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