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
You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq... Read more
I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City" the other night, in which Carrie is visiting a new boyfriend, David. They’re enjoying a nice picnic on the grassy hillside, and David mentions that there are beautiful hiking trails all aro... Read more
Hello everyone! My name is Niquole & while I'm no stranger to health & fitness, I am new to this site. I believe I have been on it previously in passing, however I now plan on becoming a regular here. My goal for the new year isn't going to be the cl... Read more
Excited may be a goal instead of an adverb haha. I am Shannon and just joined Sparkpeople. Six months ago I turned thirty years old... I KNOW! And I weighed in at 242 lbs! I KNOW! I have since lost 19 of those bad boys with yo yo things. HOWEVER, I h... Read more
Have used spark on and off a few times,plan to actually use the tools this time.Has everything I need.Looking for the quick fix, and all that has come of it is a bigger starting number than a year ago.... Read more
No New Year's resolution for me this year! I have had enough and my doctor confirmed it today! My cholesterol is VERY HIGH! My thyroid id way out of whack! Need to get back to tracking and challenging myself.
I have watched my husband lower his ch... Read more
My husband and I started running this year. We began with 5Ks and are workig our way up to longer runs. We've never been running like that before but signing up for a monthly race helped us stay motivated to keep training and you get rewarded with a... Read more
One thing I love about spring weather is the opportunity to spend more time outdoors. While I run and walk my dog outside in rain, snow and even ice, it sure is a lot more pleasant when the temperature is moderate, the sun is shining, the flowers and... Read more
Last Sunday, I reveled in the first day of spring by going for a hike at a nearby park. It was sunny and 60 degrees—perfect hiking weather! I'm always a little nervous when I hit the trail by myself because you never know what could happen.... Read more
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