Walking on Broken Glass

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Or in my case, running without shoes where glass was previously broken. I noticed a sore area on my left big toe yesterday. Because I’d been reading up about the two tiny floating bones under your big toe’s metatarsal heads, called sesamoids, I naturally assumed I’d inflamed one of these somehow. So I did nothing about it for day thinking …

Sixty-six

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So it’s now been sixty-six days since I started my latest running effort of running at least a mile each morning. In fact I moved house and so for the past forty-five days I’ve actually been running 1.3 miles, or 2 kilometers each morning. So far, so good. My soles no longer feel sore at all, and my musculoskeletal aches come …

Posture

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We all know that good posture is a good thing, or rather bad posture is bad for us. It’s often touted that a benefit of ditching conventional shoes is improved posture. But what exactly do people mean by this? And what evidence do they have of any benefit? Symptoms of bad posture include: Back pain Shoulder/neck pain Headaches Jaw pain (yes, …