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
The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... 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
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
It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... Read more
I'm in retail and I'm on my feet 8 hours a day. it's not uncommon for my vivofit to log 11000-15000 per shift depending on how busy it is.
Should I log that in the exercise area? And if so, what do I log it as?... Read more
Of course you feel grumpy - pain hurts! Having a perfectly sharp mind in a disobedient body must be hard.
You're usually so upbeat and encouraging. If you need to throw a tantrum today we've got your back. Wanna smash something together? :)... Read more
Anybody hears of Zombie, run app? Completed a run around 9:30 completely scared out of my wits:) But I have NEVER ran 1.75 mi without stopping, so I am definitly proud of myself! At the "rate" I am going, I am thinking of a 5k next year... ;)... Read more
If you put elastic laces in your running shoes, you shoes will adjust automatically to your feet while running. It lowers the chance of foot injury and is much more comfortable., particularly on long runs. You can get elastic laces at medical suppl... Read more
This is the third in a series of blogs regarding those running inconveniences that may not sideline you as a runner, but if you fail to seek early intervention, may do just that. Today’s blog will cover one of the most common and dreaded running inc... Read more
One of the most enjoyable aspects of running is you can basically do it anywhere in the world, whether on city streets, back country roads or in the comforts of a gym environment. All you need to do is lace up your running shoes and hit the trails. H... Read more
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