To the naked eye, running looks the most simple and convenient form of exercise; you can do it pretty much anywhere, it burns heaps of energy, and it’s relatively cheap. On the surface, these seem valid observations. Why then, do the good intentions of so many runners wither to a frustrated end? The truth is… Continue reading 4 Detrimental Habits of Everyday Runners
If you’re a casual jogger, chances are you don’t spend too much time worrying about your choice of footwear, and just throw on whatever’s lying around. More serious runners will likely have specialist running shoes, with fancy-sounding technology and construction that claims to be tailored to your running style. However, we didn’t always have shoes… Continue reading Barefoot Running — Good or Bad?
Shoe technology has only become ever more complicated as the years go by. Space age materials, dual-arch support, complicated cushioning—the modern running shoe has as many bells and whistles as a luxury automobile. But since the second half of the 20th century, prominent runners have started going barefoot instead of embracing the high-tech solution. Should… Continue reading Why Should You Run Barefoot?
In recent years, the concept of minimalist running has garnered a lot of attention. The basic idea behind minimalist running is that normal running shoes, being too large and bulky, actually promote an unhealthy, unnatural running motion. Minimalist running (also sometimes called natural running) uses shoes with only a minimal midsole, i.e., the shock-absorbing layer… Continue reading The Lowdown On Minimalist Running Shoes and Minimalist Running
Running when you are a beginner is not quite the same as running as an experienced runner. Beginners often make simple mistakes that can lead to some nasty injuries. Therefore, here is a list of seven common mistakes that beginners often make that they need to avoid for pleasant running. Wearing the Wrong Shoes If… Continue reading 7 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid For Beginners
If you’ve ever dreamed of running a full marathon, or even just a 5K, you’ll need to learn to love running. As running is one of the most intensive cardiovascular workouts you can do, many people shy away from the inherent difficulty. But if you approach it the right way, anyone can learn to truly… Continue reading How to Learn to Love Running
One of the best ways to improve the caliber of your running is to improve how you stretch your muscles. Tight muscles can lead to serious running injuries, which often results in weight gain and loss of stamina. If you are looking for running tips to help you improve the quality of your stretching routine,… Continue reading Running Tips – Top Stretches for Runners
Running is a great way to stay fit. It’s easy to get into, doesn’t require much equipment and can be done anywhere. But running is also notorious for causing knee problems. Don’t worry- with a little bit of care you can prevent knee pain when running. Here are five tips to help you run without… Continue reading Five Tips to Help Prevent Knee Injuries When Running
With rising obesity rates and some health-related ailments affecting scores of the population, it’s important that there’s a change in attitude when it comes to staying fit and healthy. Many conditions can be alleviated, or even cured, by just exercising more. The type of training matters though, and that’s why running is the ideal choice.… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Start Running Today
Recently, everyone seems to have taken up running. Every day there are more and more people discovering the health benefits of running and taking to the road, track or trail. It’s a great weight loss tool, as well as being beneficial to your mental health by helping to manage stress, depression and anxiety. However, getting… Continue reading How to Get off the Couch and Go Running