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
Running up and down stairs in house, and websites to find free or cheap cardio equipment like spinning bikes or other machines. Other places to get a pool membership besides a YMCA or gym?... Read more
Does anyone have a home power tower system? I'm considering getting one because it is one piece of equipment I used on a regular basis and I loved it. Any recommendations on which power tower to purchase or to stay away from?
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My husband and I have a few basics items we are setting up for a basic home gym. We have dumbells ranging in weight from 2 -25 lbs, we have resistance bands and skipping rope, we have an elliptical and wraps/punching bag. We also have a s... Read more
Kinect vs. Wii Fit
Any advise please. I'm looking at the Wii Fit and the Microsoft Kinect system for myself to have a fun and effective workout at home. If you have information to share, or if you're looking for the right system for your family as... 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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