“Shin splint” is a broad term used to describe pain that occurs below the knee either on the front outside part of the leg (anterior shin splints) or the inside of the leg (medial shin splints). There are two main causes of shin splints, too much impact on the lower leg and overuse of the lower legs while running. Too much impact on the lower leg can be caused by: running in worn-out shoes, heavy heel striking, extended downhill running, running on unstable surfaces, running on a treadmill, or running on a side-sloping street. Change your shoes and your form to eliminate shinsplints!
As the weather heats up so does our need to ensure proper hydration, especially if exercising outdoors. A large misconception among exercisers is that hydration is only important during the exercise session; however appropriate hydration happens before, during and after a workout. Here are a few tips to ensure that your water intake is up […]
There are plenty of fun way to turn pool time into exercise time – even if you are not a swimmer.