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
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
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
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
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
Jumped on the scales this week, six weeks after giving up smoking, and was a bit miffed to see that I was 10kgs heavier than at a full term pregnancy................a little confronting!!! Have had a pretty taxing 2 years, my husband has w... Read more
I am on day 5 of the Turbo Cycle and so far I am doing great. My problem is that I am not eating enough calories each day I seem to be at about 1000-1100 and I want to get at least the 1200 minimum. I am following all of the guideli... Read more
What's your favorite trick for battling shin splints and plantar fasciitis?
I've had to up my walking mileage- I have to walk to work (2 miles) every day now, so I've about doubled my mileage this week. I've dropped my other walk/runs to try and... Read more
I just incorporated bike rides into my daily fitness routine. As of right now, I get tired pretty quick, since I havent ridden a bike since I was 14. I think I have been doing about 15 to 20 minutes a session, sometimes twice a day. Im guessing I am... 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
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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