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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

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

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

Running everyday
Updated 7/2/2015 8:24:23 AM

I am doing the couch to 5k. I have been doing it everyday instead of 3 days a week. Is this okay ? I do feel my legs starting to hurt in the calves tonight but feel horrible if I take a day off....  Read more

Fueling before/during a long run?
Updated 6/29/2015 10:51:13 PM

After running 5Ks for a while I'm slowly working my way up to a 10K and after my last long run felt awful. Totally drained and exhausted. I'm prepping for another long run tomorrow and want to do better, so I'm planning on eating something like toast...  Read more

I have 6 days of walk /run. I'm excited to get
Updated 6/28/2015 12:11:46 AM

I have 6 days of walk /run. I'm excited to get healthy for the rest of my life. Ive failed many times before so I'm worried but im done with it all. I'm ready. It's helpful my hubby had held me accountable...  Read more

I started running off and on for a few months now,
Updated 6/27/2015 8:52:46 PM

I started running off and on for a few months now, and noticed my knees starting to ache. It's not that bad, or interfering with my life, but I wonder if I should do a different exercise or running wrong. Anyone else faced with this?...  Read more

just finished my run. My goal for monday-friday wa
Updated 6/27/2015 8:56:57 AM

just finished my run. My goal for monday-friday was to run at least 10 mins a day and i did it. Some days i even did 20. I figure if i start small with just 10 minutes i will stick with it and so far so good 😀...  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

Wii fit!

Put ankle weights and arm weights before playing wii fit, not only do you get the benefit of being active on something really fun -- but the added resistance from the ankle weights and arm weights burns more calories!...  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 - 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

"Barefoot" Running in the Rain

To be clear, I am wearing "barefoot" running shoes (I'm going to change that to minimalist) if that makes any sense. I went to run and am getting better at figuring out my stride, so that my knees don't hurt. I also don't want to hurt my calves whi...  Read more