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
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
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
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
Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n... Read more
I'm stuck. I got back into running about 2 months ago after taking a short hiatus from exercise. Obviously, when I got back into it, it was rough. I'm doing a lot better now. I'm in a lot less pain and my time is improving. I'm super stoked about tha... Read more
I've never been a 'runner', but last year I was turned on to the C25k program. Like a lot of people, I never completed the program. This year I kept pushing myself toward that goal and made it. My new goal is to reach 10k.... Read more
Hi fellow spark mates,
I want to run a half marathon this year. I had set it as a goal for myself this year and was working well towards it - by exercising and eating right. And then i had a very major flare up of my arthritis in May. It was so bad... Read more
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
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
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
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
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