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Running with Flat Feet (FAQs / Fixes and Relief)

According to the Institute of Preventative Foot Health, there are over 18 million Americans with flat feet and another 8 million with fallen arches. So first, know you are not alone in this! It’s very common to have flat feet and they should not prohibit you from running. That said, there are some preventative measures …

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How can I Strengthen my Feet for Hiking?

Your feet are so unbelievably important. You use them to walk, skip, jump, hike and to run away from danger. They are especially important during a long hike where they take a pounding mile after mile. So, if you have asked yourself recently: How can I strengthen my feet for hiking? Then you have come …

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How to Train for High Altitude Hiking at Sea Level

Despite our love of the mountains, many of us live in coastal cities. Whether it’s a job, family, or the lifestyle that keeps us entrenched in the hustle and bustle of city life, living in a major city can make it difficult to get out and explore wild places. Although many of us city dwellers …

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What Exercises are Good for Rock Climbing?

Rock climbing is a great way to stay active and get outside. The sport is booming right now, and climbing gyms are opening up everywhere, making it accessible and fun to train. I’m sure the first time you went climbing, you noticed how muscles you didn’t even know you used were sore. Contrary to popular …

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How Do I Increase My Stamina For Hiking?

Hiking is an amazing way to get a workout in, get out in nature, and experience beautiful places that are otherwise inaccessible. While hiking essentially boils down to prolonged walking, it can be quite demanding when you are carrying a backpack, hiking uphill, or scrambling over uneven ground. Fortunately, there are easy steps you can …

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What Strength Training Should Runners Do?

If you’ve been doing some research on how to become a faster runner, chances are you’ve come across a few articles that suggest strength training. While strength training is an essential element in any runners routine, it’s far too easy to get it wrong and risk injury. Perfecting your form, doing the right exercises that …

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How Do You Get in Shape for Snowshoeing?

Are you excited for winter and hitting those snowy trails with your snowshoes? It’s important that you start conditioning your body now for the unique demands of snowshoeing movement. Remember, snowshoeing will be quite different from hiking. You’ll have full snow gear on and it’s added weight. Along with the snowshoes themselves and your winter …

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How to Get in Shape for Hiking: Training, Tips and Exercises

The wonderful world of hiking is full of people of all different shapes, sizes, weights and height. No two people are the same, and therefore how you get yourself into shape for hiking is going to vary according to your body type. The best example I can possibly give you is a comparison with myself …

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