Over Age 40? It’s Never Too Late to Start Running. How to Safely Chase Good Health While Hitting the Pavement

Over Age 40? It’s Never Too Late to Start Running. How to Safely Chase Good Health While Hitting the Pavement

At any age, adding exercise to your routine is one of the surest ways to improve overall health and quality of life. Exercise has been proven to improve functioning in your immune system, help you keep your weight under control, and help you get a better night’s rest. What’s not to love? But for people over 40, regular exercise is read more »

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Do Your Burning Feet or Numb Toes Need to See a Doctor? Here’s How to Know

Do Your Burning Feet or Numb Toes Need to See a Doctor?  Here’s How to Know

Numbness, tingling of the toes or a burning sensation in the feet are collectively known as paresthesia. It can result from many causes, and its significance can vary from trivial to life-threatening. So how can you tell numbness, tingling, and burning that can be safely ignored from that which requires a doctor’s attention? Lack of sensation in the toes or read more »

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The Homeless are Now Running From LA’s Skid Row to Rome’s Marathon. How a Local Judge is Making a Difference

The Homeless are Now Running From LA’s Skid Row to Rome’s Marathon.  How a Local Judge is Making a Difference

For most folks who love to run, preparing for and completing a marathon requires an enormous amount of effort, commitment and ongoing dedication. Imagine the multiplied difficulty of training for and completing a marathon when you are a homeless person striving to overcome drug and/or alcohol addiction. The Honorable Craig Mitchell is a distinguished Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. read more »

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First It’s High Tech Running Shoes, Now It’s Time for High Tech Socks to Shine!

First It’s High Tech Running Shoes, Now It’s Time for High Tech Socks to Shine!

Yes, there are socks made specifically for runners. What makes them different from your typical casual socks is that they are designed to keep your feet dry and comfortable while running for prolonged periods of time, such as during a marathon. When you run, especially if you sweat a lot (and who doesn’t), it’s crucial to equip your feet and read more »

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MISDIAGNOSED? When Heel Pain Isn’t Plantar Fasciitis (you’ll want a 2nd opinion after reading this)!

MISDIAGNOSED? When Heel Pain Isn’t Plantar Fasciitis (you’ll want a 2nd opinion after reading this)!

Here at UFAI, we field a lot of questions about heel pain! Heel pain is one of the most common complaints among podiatric patients. But, the cause of the pain isn’t always easy to identify. About 7 times in 10, the prime culprit is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia – the tissue which connects read more »

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Ready to Embark on Your First Marathon? Put One Foot in Front of the Other with these Four Essential Tips

Ready to Embark on Your First Marathon? Put One Foot in Front of the Other with these Four Essential Tips

To millions of Americans, the marathon is more than a race: it’s a symbol of self-discipline and commitment to reaching a long-term goal. Less than 1% of people living today can say they have conquered this remarkable achievement. Still, each year, over half a million marathon hopefuls across the nation will, after several laborious hours, cross that glittering finish line. read more »

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Are You Risking Foot and Ankle Injuries by Running on Harder Surfaces? This Is What Science Says

Are You Risking Foot and Ankle Injuries by Running on Harder Surfaces? This Is What Science Says

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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