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Training for Your First Marathon? Tips That Will Get You to the Finish Line!

Training for Your First Marathon? Tips That Will Get You to the Finish Line!

Over half a million Americans run marathons each year, and that number is steadily rising. With time and preparation, you can put your first marathon under your belt and join the ranks of even the most seasoned marathoner. Finishing a marathon is an feat that less than 1% of people worldwide can say they have accomplished – check out these read more »

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Are You Risking Foot and Ankle Injuries by Running on Harder Surfaces? This Is What Scientists Have to Say

Are You Risking Foot and Ankle Injuries by Running on Harder Surfaces? This Is What Scientists Have to Say

Imagine yourself trying out a new running trail, and you come to a crossroads. On the left, a paved sidewalk circling a park. On the right, a dirt path patted out around a pond. Which path would be easier on your body? The answer, it turns out, is not as easy as you might think. “Many runners believe that they’re read more »

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The Surprising Cause of Heel and Knee Pain: It Could Be the Way You Walk

The Surprising Cause of Heel and Knee Pain: It Could Be the Way You Walk

Last week, we posted about overpronation, some common injuries that befall overpronators, and some methods of dealing with aches and pains and preventing injuries. This week, we’re revisiting the topic of pronation to talk about the much less common condition, underpronation, also known as supination. If you recall, pronation refers simply to the rotational motion of the midfoot inward and read more »

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Plantar Fasciitis and Golf: 9 Fresh Tips for Preventing Heel Pain on the Green

Plantar Fasciitis and Golf: 9 Fresh Tips for Preventing Heel Pain on the Green

Golf. Sure, it’s a sport. But you wouldn’t think that a sport in which you can ride around in a cart and drink beer would result in many foot injuries. This low-impact activity is often synonymous with a life of leisure, yet you might be surprised to find out that avid golfers frequently suffer from plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is read more »

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