One of the scariest things that can happen to you as a runner is experiencing a sharp pain in your heart while you run. Although such an experience is not unique, it can still mean you have an unaddressed medical condition.
The good news is it doesn’t always mean you have a heart problem. Let us understand better the five common causes of heart pain when running.Continue reading
Ankles can pop for many reasons mostly involving the injury of one or more of your joints in the ankle. In some cases though, ankles may pop even without injury. Whatever the case, experiencing your ankle pop may make you worry if you have a serious condition.
Likely, you have an ankle sprain and one or more of your ligaments in your ankle is sprained. Aside from this common cause, there are three specific causes for your ankle pop.Continue reading
If you have been watching the bodies of seasoned runners, you will notice their nicely toned body and much coveted six pack abs. If you have been running for some time now and still don’t have abs, you are probably wondering what the secret to getting those abs is. Does running give you abs? The answer may surprise you.Continue reading
According to the 2012 National Foot Health Assessment, 8% of adults over 21 years of age have flat feet. This approximates to about 18 million people. In addition to this, 4% have fallen arches. (1) These numbers show how common the condition is. If you have flat feet, there is a high possibility that the condition will cause pain when standing or walking. Selecting shoes that are specifically made for flat feet is one very important step.
In this article, we will discuss the three main types of flat feet, how you should select the right shoe and the five best walking shoes for flat feet.Continue reading
As a runner, you are always willing to try something that will increase your performance. When it comes to gear, there have been many theories of what wearing certain pieces of clothing can do to help you run better. One of the common gear is compression tights.
The question is do they work? What can they do for you? In this article, we will answer these questions. We will also give you a roundup of our top five best compression tights and highlight their features.Continue reading
We all know how important it is to find the best fitting shoes for our feet. If you are a runner, getting running shoes that match your foot type will ensure you don't get injuries. For those who have wide feet, however, finding a good fit can be a little challenging.
In this article, we will discuss some interesting facts about wide feet, how they can be caused and how to select shoes if you have wide feet. We will then present our top five running shoes for wide feet.Continue reading
When your muscles and the overall skeletal system is functioning well, you are able to perform at your best. However, we all get strained muscles or tendons at one time or another and this slows us down. Even if you are fully recovered, you may find yourself performing slower than usual.
In today’s innovative world, there are many techniques that athletes use to protect and treat muscles. One of these is called kinesiology. How does it work? What are the benefits? What is the Best kinesiology tape?Continue reading
Finding the right running shoe is challenging enough but finding one that will accommodate your bunions means double the challenge. Since being comfortable as you run is your topmost priority, it is important that you understand how your bunions developed and what you can do about the condition. Lastly, we will give you our roundup of the best running shoes for bunions.Continue reading
Having flat feet as a runner can be one of the big challenges you may face. For people with flat feet finding insoles that can support the condition is one of the best ways to address the issue. Before we start with our five top best insoles for flat feet, let us first understand the different kinds of flat feet and what you should look for when looking for shoes.
If running is the only physical activity you enjoy doing, and you are asked what your sport was, it may seem reasonable to answer “running”. But is it? The argument whether running is a sport or not is a simple yet complicated one.
While some think it should be categorized as a hobby because it doesn’t require much skill, others argue that it can be called a sport. So, is running a sport or a hobby? We’ll first define what a sport is and compare running to that definition. Then, we’ll compare how running measures up to these five pre-requisites.Continue reading