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Running Injury Ankle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Injury Ankle.

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

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

Protecting Your Joints During Exercise

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

How to Run with Proper Form and Technique

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

Exercise Safety Tips for Beginners

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

Stretching Should Not Be Missing In Action

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

They're running from me because I've fallen in lov

They're running from me because I've fallen in love with homemade chicken noodle soup, am making more tonight and they want to get off of the "hit" list. :-p...  Read more

Got the sweat running and feeling great, glad I ma
Updated 11/25/2015 10:05:56 AM

Got the sweat running and feeling great, glad I made the right choice today....  Read more

running in the cold?
Updated 11/24/2015 6:54:21 PM

Good morning all. I am almost finished with week 6 of a couch to 5k program. I am new to running (or slow jogging in my case). Although we have had a very mild November in New York it has started to get cold now and I am wondering if any of you runne...  Read more

I achieved a fitness goal: I have run over 200 mi
Updated 11/23/2015 12:42:11 PM

I achieved a fitness goal: I have run over 200 miles this calendar year! I'm a happy Newbie Runner...  Read more

29yo had quit smoking & was comfortably running 5k
Updated 11/22/2015 9:02:42 PM

29yo had quit smoking & was comfortably running 5km distances last summer... I have relapsed but want to be there again before the big 30 in March & to loose 35pounds. Tracking food is so revealing! Would love some buddies to share the journey with.....  Read more

Let It Heal

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

When Injured, Do the Right Thing

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

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

You Asked: ''Is It Safe to Wear Wrist or Ankle Weights While Walking or Exercising?''

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

5 Exercises for Stronger, More Flexible Feet

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