Can You Work Out With A UTI? + 5 Tips For Exercising With A UTI

Once you get into a fitness routine, it almost becomes second nature to head to the gym, hop on your spin bike, or go for your run. If anything, the challenge becomes dealing with the frustration when you can’t exercise. If you have an injury or illness, you might have to modify your exercise routine … Read more

How To Fix Duck Feet: 10 Exercises To Improve Posture

Although we don’t have to put much thought into walking, it’s a fairly complicated process involving the coordinated interplay of quite a number of bones, joints, and muscles. While we hear about proper joint alignment, we don’t often hear about proper foot positioning. In fact, most people take for granted the alignment of their feet … Read more

7 Diastasis Recti Exercises For Men To Help On The Road To Recovery

Many people have never even heard of the term “diastasis recti’,” or if they are in the minority that has, they only associate diastasis recti with pregnancy or a complication women experience during the postpartum period.  However, not only is diastasis recti much more common than people think, but it also does not need to … Read more

Why Do I Taste Blood When I Run? 6 Possible Causes + Solutions

There are some odd sensations that can be experienced when you run. You can feel lightheaded or dizzy; itchy, and during hard workouts, you can feel an uncomfortable, burning sensation in your legs. It’s also possible to have strange taste sensations when you run. If you’ve ever wondered, “Why do I taste blood when I … Read more

Can You Run After A Hip Replacement? Expert Advice To Get Back To Running

If you’re an avid runner, there are probably few things your doctor can tell you that would scare you more than hearing you need a hip replacement. Most runners who undergo a hip replacement have significant osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease in the hip, which can make running extremely painful, if even possible. But, can … Read more

Blister Under Your Toenail? Here’s How To Treat It

Runners’ feet can be pretty gnarly. Between black or bruised toenails, blisters, calluses, and athlete’s foot, almost every runner would be a good candidate for a pedicure any day of the week. A blister under your toenail is one of the many common foot maladies you may contend with as a runner. Most of the time, … Read more

Running With Osteoarthritis + 13 Tips To Help You Run Comfortably

Osteoarthritis in one or multiple joints is extremely common in older adults.  While we often hear about osteoarthritis in the knees and hips, it’s possible to have osteoarthritis in any joint. Based on the movements involved in running, runners are usually most impacted by osteoarthritis in the knees, hips, ankles, spine, feet, and shoulders. But, … Read more

Running With A Hernia: Is It Safe? + 6 Tips For Running After A Hernia

A hernia can be a painful, or at least unsettling, injury. They are characterized by a bulging or outpouching of the intestines or other tissues through the abdominal wall. Unfortunately, hernias are quite common, especially among men, and runners aren’t immune. But, can you get a hernia from running? Moreover, can you run with a … Read more

Ticks And Lyme Disease: What Runners Need To Know

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, which is typically carried by black-legged deer ticks. Symptoms can span the gamut from fevers, malaise, a classic bullseye, and joint pain in the acute phase of the disease, to dizziness, arthritis, tremors, vision changes, cardiovascular complication, and more if the disease progresses and lingers. … Read more

Runner’s Face: What It Is And 8 Ways To Avoid It

There are certain maladies that runners are prone to and thus become familiar with over their years of running. Examples include injuries like shin splints and plantar fasciitis, or conditions like delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and the dreaded runner’s trots. “Runner’s face” might not be a term you’re necessarily familiar with, but if you’ve been … Read more

Night Sweats From Running, Explained + 9 Tips To Prevent Them

After a full day of work, family responsibilities, and a hard run, there’s nothing more alluring than slipping under the covers and finally resting your head on your pillow to sleep. While you sleep, your muscles continue to recover from your workout, repairing the microtears and replenishing muscle glycogen stores. If all goes well, you’ll … Read more

Can You Run After A Knee Replacement? 5 Expert Tips To Get Back To Running

Nearly every runner has found themselves defending the well-meaning words of caution from a loved one: “Running is bad for your knees!”  The concern that running will damage your knees has persisted for years, despite the fact that research has shown that marathoners and long-distance runners may have healthier knees than sedentary age-matched peers. However, … Read more

Running With Allergies: 10 Tips To Help You Enjoy Seasonal Running

After a long winter of bundling up and trudging through sloppy miles on slushy and snowy roads during cold, dark mornings, there’s nothing more invigorating and enticing to a runner than the prospect of enjoying warm spring runs.  The springtime lighting is beautiful, whether you’re an early morning runner or hit the roads or trails … Read more

6 Ways To Stop A Toenail Falling Off From Running

Some say it’s a badge of honor for any runner. Others shudder in disgust. Whichever camp you fall in, if you’ve ever had a toenail falling off running, you’ve experienced the unfortunate situation referred to as runner’s toenail. A survey of 719 trail runners found that toenail injuries were actually the most commonly reported injuries … Read more