Which Is Better, Running or Walking?

Which Is Better, Running or Walking?

The debate is on. What is better, running or walking? Well, when it comes to protection against heart disease, several recent studies have found that walking for extended periods of time and with regularity can help. Twenty to thirty minutes, three times a week can help prevent the long-term damage. Running can have a similar effect, but for many, it’s difficult to sustain a regular running program. The major advantage of running is that you can tone rapidly while burning calories. So, which is better? It really comes down to what you will stick with. Consistency is the key.

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Stretching for Tibial Band Pain

Stretching for Tibial Band Pain

It is called tibial band pain. The tibial band is actually this area which goes from the hip all the way down to the foot on the outside of the leg. The tibial band actually is stressed when you do exercises like running, repetitive strain, those types of things. People who have external rotation at the hips are also more likely to have tibial band pain. The best way to deal with it is actually to stretch it. One way is to put one foot in front of the other and try to touch the toes. That will actually stretch it out and help with it.

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a problem where the sheath, or the lining, at the bottom of the foot actually can get inflamed. It can actually become painful. Plantar fasciitis is usually worse at the beginning of the day. You step out of bed and you feel like it hurts. Non-steroidals and certain medications can help, but what really helps the most is wearing comfortable shoes. Stretching that foot out and wearing cushioned shoes can make a big difference.

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Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a big word for an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. We all have this lining that runs from the front of our foot to the back, and this lining can actually get very tight and terse. When that gets tight, pain actually can radiate through that. That pain, that plantar fasciitis, usually reveals itself on the first step of the day when you get out of bed. It can be made a lot better by wearing more comfortable shoes. Shoes that provide more support and that are actually better for the feet.