35 Health Benefits of Running

Running is the most popular form of exercise. More than 30 million Americans run as a part of their exercise...

What’s the Best Source for Protein?

A while back we posted about the pros and cons of protein powders. While these provide a quick and convenient...

Weight Loss Increases Appetite

Admittedly, there are several reasons we choose to run.  For some, running is a form of therapy to keep the...

Tight calf muscles contribute to plantar fasciitis in runners

Plantar fasciitis is the third most common running-related injury. Roughly 10% of the general population will suffer from heel pain....

Effect of Zero Drop Shoes on Biomechanics and Injury Rates

A zero drop shoe is not enough to alter running biomechanics in cushioned shoes, but may affect injury rates in...

Could running actually be good for your knees?

Controversy exists about the negative and positive effects of running on your knees. Tradition has maintained that running causes an...

Plantar pressure and plantar fasciitis, is there a link?

Altered plantar pressures, or mechanical overload, has been implicated as a causative factor in lower extremity running-related injuries. But what...

Protein Supplements

If you are like most runners these days, you most likely use a protein supplement at least once during the...

Implications of Impact Force

What is the link between impact force and injury rates? Past studies have demonstrated a link between running injury and...

Does stretching before running reduce injury rates?

What does the literature say about stretching and running injuries? The answer may surprise you. Logic would suggest that stretching improves...