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Walking is Man’s preferred Method of Travel

With his step-counting pedometer, 69-year-old Jim Palmquist tracks his daily steps in a log book. He will often favor a hike over his Toyota Highlander if he has a chance to walk the distance. “I’m really convinced that walking is one of the best things you can do for your health,” said Palmquist. “Walking is … Continue reading Walking is Man’s preferred Method of Travel

Several Methods to treat Blisters

Now that the summer months are upon us, many people are stepping out into sandals and flip-flops. The bearing of feet, however, leaves many wary for the possible existence of blisters on the skin. To handle blisters without creating more damage, there are several tips one can follow: let the blister be, make sure the … Continue reading Several Methods to treat Blisters

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

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

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

Suggestions to prevent serious Foot Problems

In lieu of National Foot Health Awareness month, the National Diabetes Education Program has posted some suggestions to help protect the feet from infection and prevent serious foot problems. Simply checking the feet every day and taking care to check between the toes and at the bottom of the foot can help reveal small cuts … Continue reading Suggestions to prevent serious Foot Problems

Ways to help prevent Stress Fractures

Stress fractures, as with other running injuries, can often occur without any apparent reason. But according to Vicki Rudawsky, a former Olympic runner, there are certain things that can be done to help prevent stress fractures from happening. New training regimens should be started slowly and gradually built up to help prevent bone fatigue. Cross … Continue reading Ways to help prevent Stress Fractures

Three Keys to Choosing the Right Running Shoe

Selecting the right running shoe for your foot type can be a daunting task when faced with rows upon rows of brightly colored sneakers. Ultimately picking the right pair, however, comes down to three keys: knowing yourself, understanding a good fit, and finding the right offset. Knowing yourself involves knowing whether you want a softer, … Continue reading Three Keys to Choosing the Right Running Shoe