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  Running a 10K is a great way to stay in shape while satisfying your inner competitor at the same time. And while a lot of training in necessary to get you to the big event in prime condition, how you take care of your body afterword is just as important to your total health and wellness. Therefore, here are 10 tips for helping your body better heal at the conclusion of your run: #1: Make sure you walk a bit after you cross the finish line to give your body and your heart time to slow down and return...

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  When it comes to running, a number of fitness enthusiasts are choosing to hit the trails while leaving their shoes at home (or by donning barefoot-style shoes). While some health experts suggest that there are several benefits to running without wearing traditional athletic shoes, choosing this option also apparently puts you at risk of various injuries. Let’s discuss some of the most common ones now, as well as how to avoid them. Injury #1: Bone Marrow Edema A study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that participants that ran in barefoot-style shoes had a greater...

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  Training for a half marathon generally starts months (if not years) before the actual race. In fact, you likely have a complete regimen as to how many miles you need to run and when in order to best compete in the race. However, the foods you choose to fuel your body with matters too, especially the closer you get to race day. 2 to 3 Days Pre-Race Because you are going to be spending exerting so much physical energy in a couple of days, you are going to want to eat more carbs, starting two to three days prior...

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Do you ever wonder how it is that Olympic medalists and elite athletes are able to rise to the almost impossible levels they achieve? What gives them the winner’s edge and – perhaps more importantly – how can you get it yourself? It’s All in Their Head While they undoubtedly train for hours on end, the secret to their success is largely that it is all in their head. In other words, they visualise themselves excelling in their sport, thereby making it happen in reality. It may sound too easy to be true, but visualisation is a technique that is...

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In 2001, Vibram Inc. initiated the investigation and analysis of a new idea in Milan, Italy. The result was an industry-changing novelty: a sole and shoe that permitted the foot to function and move as nature intended, i.e. barefoot. Five years later, Vibram FiveFingers footwear was released into the fitness market. Vibram FiveFingers therefore defies the model of orthodox footwear. The thin, elastic sole lets the foot curl and flex without obstruction. It literally serves as a ‘second skin’ for your foot. Because of this, every step taken in is an experience in touch, temperature, and biomechanics (as the foot...

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