Regular physical activity is important for good health, but many people in the United States do not get the exercise they need to stay healthy. To help raise awareness of the benefits of exercise, many health and medical professionals celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month each year during May.
You’ve just run your first marathon (or half marathon) and suddenly your feet are killing you. There's no swelling, but you can’t walk from the pain — it even hurts to lay a blanket on top of them. What gives?
If you log more than 30 miles per week of running, you’re probably familiar with that unsightly foot condition known as “runner’s toe.” The medical name for this repetitive traumatic injury is subungual hematoma, and it also plagues skiers, tennis players, dancers and fast walkers.
It’s tempting to pick out running shoes (or any other sneakers) based on looks alone, but that’s not what’s best for our feet: and just because your running buddy RAVES about how great her new pair of running shoes are doesn’t mean they are going to be the best pair for you, too. Most people don’t realize the importance of investing in the right pair of running shoes, much less how to find the one that is right for them.