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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!

Money Saved From Protalus Insoles

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.

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.

Taking Long Spooky Walks: How To Care For Your Feet

Taking Long Spooky Walks: How to Care for your Feet

by Scott Anderson • October 28, 2021

It’s that time of the year again, folks. Time to bring out the mannequin skeletons covered in dusty spider webs. A season of ghouls and ghastly horrors approaches, and it’s time to dress up and go out.

What Shoes Should You Wear in a Gym?

What Shoes Should You Wear in a Gym?

by Scott Anderson • October 21, 2021

Although most gym-goers use just about any shoes to lift weights in a gym, there are shoes that are made for just that purpose. Wearing the wrong type of shoes can do harm.

Heel Blisters while Hiking

Heel Blisters while Hiking

by Scott Anderson • September 30, 2021

Going on a hike can be a really enjoyable activity when things go right, however, nobody has fun when blisters are involved. Heel blisters can stay around for days after the hike, and they make walking a pain. So let's learn about what causes blisters, how to prevent blisters from forming and how to care for blisters before they get too bad.

Leg Exercises in the Gym

Leg Exercises in the Gym

by Scott Anderson • September 23, 2021

With the end of summer, outdoor exercise will be more prohibitive and people will start heading back into the gym, so here are a few leg exercises that may promote muscle growth and strength.

What is Metatarsalgia and how is it treated?

What is Metatarsalgia and how is it treated?

by Scott Anderson • September 16, 2021

Pain in the ball of the foot, which is the spot between the toes and the arch, can be a symptom of metatarsalgia. Its name stems from the five metatarsal bones in the midsection of the feet that connect to the toes. These bones are designed to equally share the weight of walking and daily activities. When their delicate balance is disrupted, metatarsalgia occurs.

Benefits of Treadmills VS Outdoor Running

Benefits of Treadmills VS Outdoor Running

by Scott Anderson • September 02, 2021

Many new runners and seasoned athletes alike have a preference for the way in which they clock up the miles, whether it be outdoors or on a treadmill. While there is no denying that either option is far better than no exercise at all, there are benefits and drawbacks to each of them

No Equipment? No problem. At-home strength workouts to the rescue

Strength Training at Home Without Equipment

by Scott Anderson • August 19, 2021

Adjusting to the new normal of staying home, people also learned they don’t need to invest in an expensive, all-encompassing at-home gym. In fact, many strength workouts can be done in the comfort of one’s own home with no or very little equipment.