"Put simply, runners get injured when they change anything too quickly". Photo: Getty Images
Why some runners get injured - and how to stop it happening By Peter Francis, Institute of Technology Carlow
Analysis: changes in running distance, speed, surface, footwear, environment and stress levels can all cause a running injury
Humans can travel further, faster than any other mammal on the planet. We have distinct physical features which facilitate this, namely our ability to sweat. Our ability to cool through sweating means we can keep going for hours at a time during which time most zebras, lions and cheetahs would have died from heat exhaustion.
Kelowna women training for 500 km barefoot run Jayden Wasney, castanet.net
Savannah Holmes and Asha Tremblay of Kelowna are about to embark on a difficult journey. The two will be running 500 kilometres, without any footwear, end-to-end across Vancouver Island in support of empowering youth in Uganda.
Holmes spent five years living in Uganda as a teenager, and her experiences there left her wanting to give back. In February, she and her longtime friend Tremblay created a donation page to support Enhance Humanity Uganda, a leadership education program.
Looks like "YOUR CHOICE" XERO SHOES Giveaway Contests are a permanent thing! If you win, now you can choose the shoes you want! We can thank the owners of Xero Shoes for this decision. Isn't' that nice?!
Be sure to check out this great video of Steven explaining why the health of our feet is so important and how traditional shoes can destroy your foot health, then spread the word to all those you know:
Do your feet feel better at the end of the day than they did at the beginning?
If not, it's because your shoes aren't letting your feet do what's NATURAL.
Your feet are made to bend, flex, move and FEEL the world. One-quarter of the bones and joints in your ENTIRE body are in your feet and ankles; you have more nerve endings in your soles than anywhere but your finger tips and lips....