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Barefoot Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Barefoot Running Form.

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

A Motivational Story of Olympic Proportions

As I write this, the 2008 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Athletes from around the world will gather in Bejing, China, to compete in their respective sports in hopes of honoring their countries and fulfilling lifelong dreams of winning Ol...  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

VIDEO: Intro to Using a Yoga Block

(Scroll down to push 'play' on the video player.) In this short video, Coach Nicole provides a basic introduction to using yoga blocks at home or at the gym. Learn about the benefits of adding a block to your practice and get tips to use...  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

Best Running Apps
Updated 4/23/2014 11:26:10 AM

I am looking for a new running app....I really started to get into running last year and ran my first 5K but slowly 'fell off the wagon.' I'm looking for something simple to use to help me track my progress(miles, time, calories burned) Anyone...  Read more

1st woman to run a marathon - 1967 Boston Marathon
Updated 4/22/2014 10:41:26 AM

This year the men's champion ran it in 2:08, and the women's champion ran it in 2:19.. just 11 mins separating them. We've come a long way since we thought women were incapable of running more than 1.5 miles. www.makers.com/kathrine-switzer...  Read more

Forming new healthy habits
Updated 4/22/2014 8:29:41 AM

I am 65 years old. Until last month I have believed that I am a late riser(7.30 am). After coming to spark people, I have decided to get up at 5,30 am. For the first few days I felt sleepy most of the day. After a week my body adjusted well and now I...  Read more

new to running and 5k your way training
Updated 4/21/2014 2:09:56 PM

hi i'm new here and i did my first time yesterday and went 9 miles for two hours...it just happened it wasnt' my goal i was out with an experienced runner ...and we did mostly trails...then we went to the high school track and i timed my run...just d...  Read more

I'm running my first 5k today!
Updated 4/19/2014 9:27:11 PM

It's 30 degrees with snow and rain forecast! Thank you Minnesota never ending winter :) Wish me luck!!!!...  Read more

Pain is Spelled "G O O D"

At 65, I've just had Rotator Cuff surgery. After surgery and the pain meds wore off, I couldn't lift my right arm up to my waist without the help of my left arm. Daily Rehab is painful, but every two or three days I see progress and my shoulder hurts...  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

Road Runners

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

5 Exercises for Stronger, More Flexible Feet

Over the past three decades, fitness shoe manufacturers have developed advanced technology to cushion and control motion in our feet and ankles. While this advanced support can feel great, it doesn't allow our joints and soft tissue to artic...  Read more