Many runners are embracing a growing trend toward minimalist running shoes. Minimalist running shoes are simply shoes designed to provide the closest experience to barefoot running possible while still protecting the feet from rocks, broken glass, and other hazards that make barefoot running dangerous.
Generally, this is done by eliminating the thick padding typically seen in running shoes...(Read More)
If you want to get into running, the only essential piece of equipment you need is a good pair of shoes, right? But what constitutes a good pair of shoes? If you work in a shoe store, you may be familiar with the way that runners seem to cycle through shoe trends. Some shoes have cutaway soles to reduce the weight on feet, while others have shock absorbers and air cushions built into the...(Read More)
Stress fractures are a common injury among runners, whether they run marathons or run casually to stay fit. Most runners try to prevent stress fractures since they can keep them off the running track for up to three months as the bone heals. Are there ways to avoid getting a stress fracture if you're a runner?
Stress fractures are tiny breaks that occur in weight-bearing bones such as...(Read More)
Are you inspired by shows like The Biggest Loser, but know that spending four months at the ranch with Jillian Michaels wouldn’t fit in your work schedule? Do you watch Dance Your Ass Off or Celebrity Fit Club wondering how you're supposed to lose weight at work when you're living in the real world instead of the world of reality television? It's difficult to lose weight when you're confined...(Read More)
In recent times, the increasing craze about fitness has seen an explosion in the number of gyms. There is a good chance that most of us live close enough to at least a couple of them. With rows upon rows of treadmills, barbells and dumbbells, are we really getting fitter? A lot of us have surely asked ourselves – do you really need to go to a gym to stay fit?
Some of us are not...(Read More)