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Magna Health and Fitness teaches Proper Running Technique

Gyms across the country are getting more involved with educating people on proper running technique to avoid injury. One such gym in Minneapolis, Magna Health and Fitness, offers tips on a successful and pain-free run. Emulate the posture of a toddler—lead with the chest and allow gravity to pull yourself folder with the feet below … Continue reading Magna Health and Fitness teaches Proper Running Technique

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. Several common injuries can occur due to running. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing away and starts causing pain in the knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee can occur because of decreased strength in the quadricep muscles or … Continue reading How to Prevent Running Injuries

Born To Run Author a supporter of Barefoot Running

Author Christopher McDougall set off the barefoot running trend a few years ago when he released his book, Born To Run. The writer has long since stopped wearing thick cushioned running shoes that rose to popularity in the 1980s and 90s from brands such as Nike and Adidas. McDougall’s belief in barefoot running stems in … Continue reading Born To Run Author a supporter of Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running

Barefoot running is becoming a popular running trend that has been permeating through the running and jogging communities. The act of running without shoes changes more about the motions of your stride than you may think, and choosing to run without shoes is not the only adjustment you will have to make. Whenever you run … Continue reading Barefoot Running

Golfers at risk for Injuring Toe

While golf is not typically seen as a rigorous sport, repeatedly swinging a golf club can lead to hallux limitus—the jamming and deteriorating of the big toe joint. Swinging can create an overextension of the big toe joint on the back foot, wearing out the cartilage or jamming the big toe joint. Golfers who suffer … Continue reading Golfers at risk for Injuring Toe

Diabetics at risk for Amputation

Over 4,000 diabetics in the UK are at risk of having an amputation because they do not go for their annual National Health Service (NHS) checks. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advises that everyone with diabetes should be tested each year. Diabetics are at risk for high blood-glucose levels that can … Continue reading Diabetics at risk for Amputation

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Poor Blood Circulation in the Feet

Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is often caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is usually the result of a build up of plaque in the arteries. Plaque build up, or atherosclerosis, can be the result of excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream, which restricts how much blood can flow through … Continue reading Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Poor Blood Circulation in the Feet