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June 05, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor
Orthotics and footbeds, they’re the same thing, right? This is a question that is posed to us all the time. No, they’re not the same, but oftentimes one or the other can be appropriate. To explain the difference, we need to understand a little bit about foot mechanics.
The foot is a biomechanical marvel. It is composed of 26 bones and 31 articulations or joints. The bones and joints work together in concert to propel us through the earth’s gravitational field. It is a dynamic structure that is constantly moving and changing with its environment, whether it is in or out of footwear. Problems with the bones or joints of the foot, or the forces that pass through them, can interfere with this symbiosis and create problems which we call diagnoses. They can range from bunions, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, TFL syndrome, abnormal patellar tracking, and lower back pain just to name a few.
January 31, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor
As a runner, I’m not a stranger to some aches, pains and even injuries now and then. If you’re experiencing the same or are a new runner looking for tips, check out this Guide to Common Running Injuries from the team over at Up & Running. The great part is it's interactive, so click on the infographic below to check out the full version.
December 20, 2012 // Category: Fun Side of Fitness
As the temperature outside gets colder and the rain turns to snow, most people head indoors to keep up with their exercise routine. At Life Fitness, we (of course) love running on the treadmill, but sometimes braving the elements is worth is for a little fresh air and sunshine. With the right layers and accessories, there is nothing keeping you from sticking to your outdoor exercise, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites.
Your base layer needs to keep you warm but also wick away sweat to prevent you from getting cold later.
Try this Nike long sleeve tee: