This is for all of you wondering why we run through the winter, the cold and rainy days, and all the aches and pains.
More exercise is better so let’s keep running.
Written by Dena Evans September 23, 2010
The Wall Street Journal recently took a look at the growth of races targeting women's participation and the men who run them. Certainly an interesting off shoot of the phenomenal growth of distance race participation and that of women specifically.
Read the article by clicking here.
Here's another reason to keep exercising!
This study examined whether regular exercise training, at a level that would be recommended for middle-aged people interested in improving fitness could lead to improved cognitive performance and increased blood flow to the brain in another primate species.
Here’s some more supportive data on the benefits of running barefoot and an interesting analysis of force distribution with an without shoes.
To clarify our recommendation is that athletes run 5-10% of their weekly mileage barefoot on a soft surface. So for the athlete running 20 MPW that’s 1-2 mile per week barefoot. We are most interested in the variance of foot strike, flexion and force distribution which helps strengthen the plantar facia, achilles tendon and calf muscles.
The article includes two videos from the Harvard University Skeletal Biology Lab that outline the force variance of barefoot running.
They can be viewed here:
To pass along to your non-running friends!
Full story here.