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
I am new to Sparkpeople. I have ALWAYS been a bigger girl and have tried MANY things from shakes to pills but always found that the weight came right back everything I stopped doing whatever it was that I was doing. I am determined to get healthier t... Read more
Hi, everyone. I'll try to keep this introduction short and sweet. My name is Dan and I've packed on some weight over the years. I told myself I'd never weigh over 200lbs unless it was muscle but low and behold, here I sit at 207lbs, and it's defin... Read more
the best place to get sick is the doc's office or the hospital. i don't go to either if i can avoid it. but i noticed lately that even to renew a script an APPT has to be made - time consuming to say the least. i could understand the once a year o... Read more
Well hello everyone. This is all very new to me. I have alot of weight to loose and no support so that's why I am here. I have completed my first week and I'm super excited! I haven't weighed myself but I worked out on my stationary bike 6 days a wee... 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
Wearing the right shoes while exercising can mean the difference between a comfortable workout, and one filled with pain, or worse-injury. With thousands of workout shoes on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? By answering a few s... 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
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