Posts Tagged ‘Running & Walking’

Multiple strategies needed to flight obesity, study, suggests

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By: Nanci Hellmich Students should be physically active for 60 minutes every day at school, fast-food restaurants need to offer healthier foods to kids, and communities need to have trails and other safe areas for residents to encourage physical activity, says a report out today.It’s going to take many strategies like these and a full-scale(read more)

Is Marathon Running Bad for the Heart?

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By Gretchen Reynolds When word circulates that a runner has died of a heart attack, as the inexhaustible ultra marathoner Micah True did last month during a solo wilderness trail run, many people begin to wonder about the healthiness of prolonged strenuous activity. Could marathon training and racing perhaps have damaged the heart muscle of(read more)

Extreme endurance exercise carries risks

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By Nadia Kounang The old adage, “all good things in moderation,” may be true, especially when it comes to exercise. In an article in this month’s Mayo Clinic Proccedings researchers looked at an emerging body of papers that point to the fact that even exercise can have diminishing returns. Read the full article here.

Born to run barefoot? Some end up getting injured

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By: Alicia Chang  Swept by the barefoot running craze, ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod. The first time he tried it two years ago, he ran a third of a mile on grass. Within three weeks of switching over, he was clocking six miles on the(read more)

10 Ways to Fit in Fitness

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Treat it like business “Schedule your workout on your calendar like you would a work meeting,” says Laura Lee Bloor, a holistic health coach based in San Clemente, Calif. “My clients are ambitious, professional women. They wouldn’t skip an important business meeting, so the key is to treat exercise with the same mentality.” “Take your(read more)

Vibrams FiveFingers Sued over Health Claims

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A group of five law firms has filed a class-action suit against Vibram USA Inc and Vibram FiveFingers LLC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts alleging the company used deceptive statements about the health benefits of barefoot running. “Given that Defendan’ts advertising and marketing equates barefoot running with running in FiveFingers,(read more)

Running shoe debate heats up with the weather

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Spring is here! The forsythia is in bloom, the trees are turning green and runners are hitting the road. Every year, 36 million people in the United States run and about half of them suffer at least one injury. To prevent injury, runners are advised to stretch properly, cross-train in other sports and, above all,(read more)

On Your Feet for Health

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Standing at work all day may seem tiring but it could be the ticket to better health. With one in eight Queenslanders resting their feet for an average of seven hours or more a day, Diabetes Queensland is urging people to “stand up” for their health – and hairdresser Jaime White agrees. Read the full(read more)

Local shoe experts focus on runners’ fit

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Every day, more people lace up their sneakers and set out on the open road. But new runners might not realize that if their shoe doesn’t fit or provide the right support, it could hurt their feet, knees and hips in the long run. Local sock and shoe retailers said people often buy the wrong(read more)

Feet hurt? In Illinois, ‘repetitive walking’ is a basis for workers’ comp

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By George Pawlaczyk If you are a state employee and your feet hurt, you could be in line to receive medical care, including surgery, paid time off plus a tax-free disability settlement that might exceed your annual salary — all paid for by taxpayers. You also would keep your job. Repetitive walking is now recognized(read more)