Both sprinting and jogging have a wide range of health benefits. Each is a cardiovascular activity that can support weight-loss, increase your endorphins as well as generally improving your health, so it can be difficult to choose a side. One of the main decisions for sprinters vs joggers is the [...]
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How did you get into running? More to the point, how did you get into a position where you decided to take on the challenge of running 13 miles? I can imagine it went something like this: “Sat on your couch, watching someone on TV announce how running has changed [...]
Running shoes can make or break your run. The wrong shoes will give you blisters, shin splints, flare up your plantar fasciitis, or have your body aching more than it should after you are done. By purchasing the best running shoes for your foot or run type, you can avoid [...]
If you care about your foot health, you may want to consider buying a pair of orthotic inserts. Not only can they make walking and running a more comfortable experience, but they can potentially reduce the chances of future foot pain issues. What Are They? Orthotic insoles are devices designed [...]
Having wide feet as a runner can pose a problem because it makes it harder to find the right running shoes. Not all brands come in wide sizes, but if you do have wide feet, you are going to need a wide size so as to prevent injuries when you [...]
As soon as the pain from Plantar Fasciitis hits you, the first thing on your mind is how to soothe it. There is nothing worse than trying to function with excruciating heel and foot pain. There are many exercises that are simple and can be done at home without any [...]
If you play a lot of tennis, you understand how Plantar Fasciitis can affect your game, as well as your everyday life. Tennis players are more at risk for Plantar Fasciitis because of biomechanical factors, lack of stretching, playing on an uneven tennis court, wearing shoes that do not have [...]
What Are Bruised Heels? The largest bone in the foot is the heel bone. Physicians refer to this bone by its Latin name, the calcaneus. Of all the bones in the foot, it is the calcaneus that bears the most of our weight when we are standing, walking, jumping, and [...]
When it comes to barefoot running there are usually three kind of people: Those who love it, those who hate it, and those who stare. Regardless of where you stand, there’s no doubt that there’s something romantic about shedding your shoes and going back to the basics of barefoot. Some [...]
Whether your training season is about to begin, your current shoes are wearing out, or you're just looking to spice things up, picking the right running shoe should be a well thought out decision. Most people just go to their local running shop or sporting store without doing any prior [...]