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  1. Top Tips For Finding The Perfect Socks For Running

    Top Tips For Finding The Perfect Socks For Running On a daily basis most of us don’t think much about our socks, to most it’s just second nature to slip on a pair anytime you are wearing closed-toe shoes. That is until we are introduced to socks for running and discover the wonders of what the perfect fit running sock can do for our running and everyday activities. Check out what makes Read more...
  2. Top Tips For Running In the Heat

    Top Tips For Running In the Heat Summer running brings an array of challenges that aren’t necessarily present in the cooler months. We here at Fit2Run think summer running has many benefits, including the bodies’ increasing ability to regulate body heat and conserve nutrients, all of which will make running in the fall and winter feel much more effortless. Hot temperatures Read more...
  3. How To Run With Plantar Fasciitis

    How To Run With Plantar Fasciitis If you have Plantar Fasciitis, you aren’t alone. Actually, Plantar Fasciitis is one of the leading injuries among runners and people who are on their feet all day. There are many causes of Plantar Fasciitis including running in the wrong shoes, your genetic foot structure, or overuse of certain parts of your foot. If you have foot pain Read more...
  4. Running Recovery Blog

    Running Recovery Blog Running recovery is just as important, if not more important, than the physical act of running. Recovery is not only found in rest days. It comes in various forms. Every time you run, your body has to work even harder to strengthen. For runners, recovery not only strengthens your body but also helps keep your mind in check. The sooner you recover Read more...
  5. Hurt Less, Run More

    Hurt Less, Run More Almost every runner experiences some type of running-related pain during his or her career. For some, all it takes is a new pair of shoes. For others, pain may persist for weeks, months or even years. At some point, about half will experience at least one injury which curbs their training for an extended time. Most of these pains and injuries can be avoided. Find out how. Read more...
  6. Wellness | Massage

    Wellness | Massage Most of us associate massage with pure relaxation and the release of tension in the muscles. But massage is so much more... When muscles and surrounding tissue get stuck, the body is actually laying additional tissue down and forming a scar. We are probably aware of the scar that forms on the outside but a very similar response occurs on the inside. Therefore, during a deep tissue massage the therapist is actually breaking the bond of the scar tissue. According to a 2011 study in the “Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,” in deep-tissue massage, the manipulation of muscle tissue causes an immediate reduction by about 18 percent of the hormone arginine vasopressin, a hormone that restricts blood vessels and raises blood pressure. This reduction initiates what is known as the "relaxation response," a mechanical response that encourages circulation, enhances the delivery of oxygen and lowers blood pressure. Additionally, massage initiates a reduction of the stress hormone cortisol, thus creating feelings of relaxation. Read more...
  7. Wellness | Pain

    Wellness | Pain Pain is a warning signal from the body. It is much like the “check engine” light on the dashboard of your car. The check engine light is there to tell you that you have an issue that needs to be resolved. Many people take the warnings of the human body as “non-threatening” and either ignore the warning or try to cover it up with over-the-counter medicine. Unfortunately, this leads to chronic pain more times than not. Once pain is experienced, you should stop what you are doing and determine the source. Read more...
  8. Body Awareness | Dysfunction

    Body Awareness | Dysfunction What Are Trigger Points? And Why Do They Occur? If one part of your body is not performing at its optimal level, other areas of the body will compensate. Eventually, these other areas can be compromised as well. Over time, this leads to injury. Muscles that have Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrPs) have been found to decrease range of motion because of pain. The muscle can fatigue more rapidly as well. But why? Read more...
  9. Body Awareness | Movement

    Body Awareness | Movement When trying to maintain mobility or avoid injury it is important to be aware of how the body moves. The body functions as an interconnected unit. Many bones, joints, muscles and tissues work together just to do a basic squat, or reach to answer the phone, or type on a computer. Each part affects the other parts, and it’s important to recognize that addressing the entire biomechanical chain, rather than just one problem area, is the key. Here are some basics regarding human movement, and the way we address it. Read more...
  10. Body Awareness | Fascia

    Body Awareness | Fascia What Is Fascia And Why Is It Important? Fascia is connective tissue fibers - primarily collagen - that form sheaths or bands beneath the skin to attach, stabilize, enclose, and separate muscles and internal organs. Fasciae are similar to ligaments and tendons as they are largely made up of collagen. They differ in their location and function, though. Ligaments join one bone to another bone, while tendons join muscle to bone and fasciae surrounds muscles and other structures. Fascia forms a whole-body, continuous three-dimensional matrix of structural support around our organs, muscles, joints, bones and nerve fibers. Fascia is directly related to movement, as it helps to support the muscles by transmitting force throughout the body. The fascial arrangement, similar to a spider web, also allows us to move in multiple directions. Read more...

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