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
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
We all know that exercise is an important aspect of an overall healthy lifestyle. The same rule applies when it comes to our four-legged friends. Unfortunately, many of our pets are much too sedentary these days, which can take a toll on both their p... 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
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
I recently went from being a couch potato to being a runner on the treadmill after being encouraged to train for a 8K. The problem is adjusting what and when to eat before my running. Running with an empty stomach doesn't give me much energy to run.... Read more
I use the mapping feature all the time on sparkpeople and I have two main comments. One is that for some reason the undo button seems to have disappeared for me. This means that if I make a mistake, like trying to hit the arrow button to move the m... Read more
So I started the C25K program two weeks ago. I've been doing the walking/running program three days a week. I've never been a runner, so running is new territory to me (I love it so far!). Anyway, I notice that on days I do the C25K, by the end of th... Read more
Whenever you strength train, whether with free weights or a machine, watch yourself in a mirror to make sure you are doing it with proper form. Proper form ensures you're getting the best results & not setting yourself up for injury! Happy Sparking!... Read more
Strength training may not be rocket science, but for the average person, figuring out the best, safest, and most effective ways to lift weights is no small task. There's no shortage of workout videos, toning classes and fitness plans you could fo... Read more
For some people, safety and form during a workout is a huge priority. For others, it's an afterthought. If you work out without the careful eyes of a trainer or instructor watching your every move, it can be difficult to know if you are exercisin... Read more
Okay, so I know that there are two problems with my running.
1) Crappy shoes. Seriously, my running shoes are broken down... they've worn down on the inside tread, and provide no support anymore. They're fraying something terrible. I'm working... Read more
Now that I have experience the triumphant feeling that accompanies the accomplishment of jogging longer and farther than ever before, I can see myself permanently incorporating jogging into my exercise repetoire. However, walking home after my last... Read more
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