Will you be one of the almost 600,000 people this year in the United States who will complete a marathon? Be sure you include these great vegan foods in your daily diet!
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Running and Jogging
In my years working as a rehabilitation therapist, the standard treatment for acute musculoskeletal injuries was RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Without fail, we recommended this protocol to reduce inflammation and pain. Inflammation, we were taught, increases pain and delays healing. But a new school of thought may be turning the RICE protocol on its head.
Flat feet or fallen arches can come with a lot of other issues and for runners with flat feet it means four things: they have to take extreme care with stretching, training, knowing warning signs of problems, and selection of running shoes. There are a lot of considerations when selecting the right footwear so I decided to consult the experts regarding how to select the best running shoes for women with flat feet.
Most runners are very careful to protect their muscles and joints during their training. But don’t forget the kidneys!
Kathrine Switzer made history in 1967 as the first official female registrant to enter and complete the famous Boston Marathon, although she was not the first woman to run the race. In 1966, Roberta Bingay Gibb, ran the marathon without being registered. Women runners were rare because many people had the misconception that women were the weaker sex and physically unable to run long distance.
This Research Followed 1600 People Who Walked 30 Minutes a Day and Were Surprised To See The Benefits of Walking In Older Adults
Exercise now for independence later - as if you needed another reason to get out and exercise. See the benefits of walking as you age.
If you have been worried about damage to your joints from running, worry no more. The strenuous exercise has more benefits than risk.
Being cheap is great. Many religious lessons preach humility and being happy with what you have. But when it comes to your shoes, sticking with an old pair for too long can hurt your feet.
Getting out into nature can do more than just make us feel better, it can actually cause our brains to grow in functionality. Exposing ourselves to fresh air, problem solving without technology, and being disconnected from the world can help our brain to reach its maximum potential.
People do not exercise for weight loss only. Sometimes there are other primary reasons causing people to become daily runners or do fitness regularly.
Running was the one thing I had always wanted to do and never thought I had the talent. I remember running a race at school when I was about 10 and finding myself so out of breath I couldn’t cross the finish line. That was perhaps one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. Then when I was 13, I had a coach who really encouraged running and I bought my first pair of running shoes. I ran cross country, but, still didn’t believe in myself enough to give running a real shot.
The world is a beautiful place and it has many scenic places for runners. Each season holds its own grandeur and allure, and the different ecosystems that exist on our planet provide even more variation in scenery and captivating views - which is simultaneously great news and hugely beneficial for runners.
“This year I am going to run my first full marathon." "I’m going to make sure I run every single day." "New Year, new me: Couch to 5k, here I come!” Sound like any resolutions of yours? If so, there are a couple of things you must know before you start your New Year as a runner and attempt to adopt the running lifestyle, because there is so much more to being a runner than simply running.
1310 miles. That distance is just a couple hundred miles shy of the length of US Highway 101 that stretches from Oregon through California. And as of the finish line at the 2014 Kiawah Island Marathon, it is also the total amount of "race miles" (not including miles of training!) run by South Carolina marathon runner, Ferris Stewart. This successfully finished marathon marking Stewart’s 50th marathon.
We all know that running is good for us. But what most people aren't aware of is just how beneficial this cardiovascular workout is for our entire body - head to toe, inside and out. Nearly every body system is positively affected by a run, and benefits ranging from overall better sleep to stronger bones can be experienced.
There are a number of reasons why a runner chooses to run. Weight loss & physical fitness, stress relief, and cardiovascular endurance and strengthening are all excellent examples of excuses runners use when explaining why they love to run. But when superficial benefits cease to be enough for a runner, races supporting charitable causes easily add to the multitude of reasons and benefits obtained from running.
Sprinting and distance running are both effective workouts for runners; however, that’s essentially where their similarities end. The results your body experiences from a long-distance run are vastly different from the benefits offered to your body by a series of short-distance sprints.
The Christmas season is here, which means it’s time to start holiday shopping for your favorite runners! To the non-runner, unfamiliar with popular and essential running gadgets and accessories, this might seem like a dauntingly impossible task, a recipe for disaster and an unhappy runner on Christmas morning. Fortunately for you, however, you now have an escape from this terrifying fate.
Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of the holiday season. It is a day centered around food, drinks, and excessive feasting – which is why more often than not, it leads to a new, larger number on the scale.
Distracting, entertaining, and somewhere between motivating and/or insulting; marathon spectators sure know how to express love and support to their runners.
Over the years, many useful tips have been shared and discussed amongst runners and with those interested in becoming more educated and well-versed on the matter. “Don’t run with scissors,” “Run like you stole it,” “Run, Forrest, run!” are all excellent examples of some of the best running tips you can receive.
Over the past decade, the number of runners in the United States has grown by 70 percent! Unfortunately, each year a significant number of us will become injured.
Here are five reasons to swap your sweat band for a fleece-headband, fashion your compression socks into leg warmers, love your gloves and keep running this winter season. If you're worried about a wind-burned face, that's what Vaseline is for.
Compression socks initially made their debut as medically necessary apparel for diabetics, airline pilots, and women fighting unsightly varicose veins. In more recent years, these knee-highs have transitioned their reputation into a fashionable, performance enhancing accessory for athletes and runners alike. When speaking of their medical benefits, critics can attest to their necessity and effectiveness, however, when it comes to their role in providing an athletic edge to runners, said critics are skeptical to say the least.
Training for a long-distance race? Most training programs will include not only progressively longer runs, but will also incorporate workouts that are meant to improve speed and strength. Many runners dread hill training. But here’s why you should embrace them.