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10 of the Most Walkable Cities in the US

by Maya McLeroy • May 19, 2022

If you’re looking to move to a city that’s easily walkable, a walk score is an important metric to pay attention to. It takes into account the proximity of business areas to residential areas as well as the infrastructure available in the city to accommodate pedestrians. Walk Score ranks major US cities by walkability; below is a list of the top ten walkable cities in the US.

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The Benefits Of Insoles For Work Boots

by Maya McLeroy • April 07, 2022

Standing and walking on hard surfaces for long periods of time can lead to injuries, discomfort, and fatigue. That’s why a lot of people turn to safety shoes and work boots to provide comfort and support. A pair of work boots is the only thing that stands between workers’ feet and hard surfaces, so workers are not only relying on their boots for protection and safety, but for physical support as well.

10 Upcoming Running Events in 2022

10 Upcoming Running Events in 2022

by Maya McLeroy • March 17, 2022

No matter your ability level, there are great running events coming up in 2022 all over the United States and beyond. Let's take a look at 10 of them!

How To Make Sure Your Insoles Stay Put

How To Make Sure Your Insoles Stay Put

by Maya McLeroy • February 24, 2022

You got your insoles and put them in your shoes but not all insoles are created equal and you might have run into a problem with the brand you purchased… your insoles are slipping when you walk. It’s really difficult to keep moving if your insoles are slipping. Here are some ways to make sure your insoles stay put.

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What Would Your Company Do With 200,000?

by Anna Heston • February 18, 2022

For most companies, 2022 made its debut with a host of challenges, some new, some just amplified, that have made allocating funds feel more like an auction block than a spreadsheet. Which need is screaming the loudest? When staffing shortages, supply chain delays, new hiring standards, employee health costs, and changing rules in the online sales environment all need your attention at once, it’s hard to know where to begin. Many businesses have resorted to a survival mentality rather than planning to thrive.

5 Ways To “Close Your Rings”

5 Ways To “Close Your Rings”

by Maya McLeroy • February 17, 2022

The Apple Watch tracks a person’s activity in three different ways: active calories burned, time exercised, and time standing up. The Move ring focuses on calories burned; each person will have a calorie goal specific to their body and activity levels.

Should Skateboarders Use Shoe Insoles?

Should Skateboarders Use Shoe Insoles?

by Maya McLeroy • February 10, 2022

Ollies and kickflips and wallrides, oh my! Skateboarders have extensive lists of tricks in their back pockets. All of these tricks can lead to harsh impact and overuse,  which can in turn lead to various types of foot injuries. Fractures (broken ankles, broken toes, and injured heels) can be the result of bad falls.

8 Best Cities for Runners in the US

8 Best Cities for Runners in the US

by Maya McLeroy • February 03, 2022

San Francisco is a city for runners. With rolling hills, water lapping against the coastlines, and early morning fog, any run you go on here has scenic potential. San Francisco has 16 running clubs, and in 2015, according to Strava, the population ran 12,554 runs per week. San Franciscans can access trails easily, but the running epicenter of the city is Kezar Stadium, also called “The People’s Track,” which has been around for 90 years. Locals also love running in Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, and Lands End Coastal Trail.

Are Safety Shoes Good For You?

Are Safety Shoes Good For You?

by Maya McLeroy • January 27, 2022

If you spend a large part of your day standing and walking on hard surfaces, you know how rough it can be on your body. This time spent standing can lead to lower back and foot injuries. At times, safety shoes are the only things separating hard floors from a person’s feet.

What is IT Band Syndrome?

What is IT Band Syndrome?

by Anna Heston • January 13, 2022

The IT band (iliotibial band) is the name for the connective tissue that runs along the outer thigh from the hip to the knee. The IT band runs over top of these major joints, making it susceptible to friction and injury.

Prepatellar Bursitis

Prepatellar Bursitis

by Scott Anderson • December 16, 2021

The human body has over 140 bursae. Bursae are small sacs of fluid that help tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin glide over bones when we move our joints. These bursae can become irritated and inflamed leading to a condition called bursitis.

Benefits of Walking Barefoot in the Sand

Benefits of Walking Barefoot in the Sand

by Scott Anderson • December 09, 2021

The feeling of taking off your shoes and stepping barefoot into sand is one that many people find comforting. It may feel like your feet are getting a massage with every step. However, walking barefoot in the sand isn’t just about feeling sand between your toes, it has also been shown to have positive health effects.