Both running and walking are simple ways to get a great cardiovascular workout with no equipment beyond a sturdy pair of athletic shoes. But these common activities can lead to pain and injury if you're not careful. Here are five of the most comm... 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
If you love running as much as I do, you know how frustrating it is when an injury puts the activity you enjoy on hold. Many runners face injury at one time or another, which isn't surprising, given the strain that running can put on your jo... Read more
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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
Hello, my name is Beth and I had Gastric Sleeve almost 4 weeks ago. I was wondering if anyone that had had it could give me examples of what they eat on a daily basis. I am having trouble getting all of my water in around meals because they want yo... Read more
So I myself suffer from shin splints; I have suffered from them ever since middle school. They are extremely painful and make it hard to keep up on a exercise routine. Especially when it comes to running/walking for long periods of time.
My ques... Read more
Okay fellow Sparkers, I am in desperate need for advice! Every time I try to begin a running routine I ALWAYS without fail get a shin splint. I make sure I warm up, I stretch, and I only run in shoes specifically made for running. I can walk all day... Read more
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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
Getting the correct fitting shoes is part of my sucess. I have very flat feet. Not only that, I severely over pronate. That's part of the reason I was nick named Ducky when I was in the Marine Corps. You would think that I would need Motion Control... 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
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