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Waking a city with Protalus Insoles

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Do Cleats Improve Your Performance?

Do Cleats Improve Your Performance?

by Anna Heston • July 15, 2021

Athletic shoes with spikes sticking out from the sole are known as cleats. They are often seen on soccer and football players but are common in several other sports as well. The point of the spiked shoes is to provide traction on the field, which can become slippery after a rain or just be generally unpredictable as a surface since most fields have natural grass.

Athlete's Foot Treatment

Athlete's Foot Treatment

by Anna Heston • July 08, 2021

If you’re an active person who spends a lot of time on your feet and inside of your shoes you may have had the experience of dealing with athlete’s foot. What most people refer to as athlete's foot is actually a fungal infection known as tinea pedis