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
Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j... 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
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... Read more
I'm looking for a running buddy who is a beginner Runner. And who prefers a walk run. I live on the east side close to Brice Road & Now Bixby in Columbus, OH 43232. Let me know if you are interested. Thank you... Read more
I recently got a nasty cut underneath my ankle bone on my left foot. I have not been able to wear my tennis shoes so cannot go to the gym and work out. I also cannot do any walking as a form of exercise. Any suggestions?... Read more
Feeling like I am getting somewhere. I had to run home today (again)and grab a pair of jeans to wear when I drop my sons things off at preschool tonight.(along with paper)Not realizing I grabbed the wrong pair I put them on and they are now to big ðŸ... Read more
If you get an injury like a sprained ankle, take the time off the exercise to let it heal. Focus on eating right and resting. Return to your exercise regime once you are fully healed. Chances are if you do half exercises with an injury you are just g... Read more
Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time... Read more
SparkPeople's fitness experts advise against wearing wrist and ankle weights while doing cardio exercise and other general daily activities. Even though they are lightweight (usually two pounds or less), the risk of injuring yourself by wearing t... Read more
The minute the temps rise above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, it is time for this ol’ Texas girl to pull out one of her many pairs of cute flip-flops. I am a flip-flop addict in every true meaning of the word. I own a pair in almost every color imaginable a... Read more
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