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After the excesses of Christmas, resolutions for a healthier lifestyle and weight loss are common. Exercise and increased physical activity are rightly promoted as a means towards achieving these ends, but exercise-related pain and injuries are a common reason for quitting new regimes.
Prolonged sitting at a desk is linked to negative health effects including heart disease and metabolic syndrome.
Regular physical activity has many health benefits (Blair, 2009), and public health campaigns recommending 10,000 steps per day are based on undisputed physiological principles and large-scale medical research.
The deep squat is an excellent exercise to develop leg strength, joint mobility, and the skill of aligning bodyweight over the base of support relevant for running.
Der Berlin-Marathon rückt näher. Daher ist es wichtig zu wissen, welche Anforderungen ein solches Ereignis an die Füße stellt und wie wichtig eine gute Fußfunktion und entsprechendes Schuhwerk sind, um diese Anforderungen zu bewältigen.
Learn more about the effects of a shoe-shaped foot with a high-rigid arches.
Find out what a major perpetuating factor in chronic musculoskeletal pain throughout the body is and how you can resolve the problem.
Find out what the ultimate cause of both dysfunctional high-rigid and flat-collapsed arches is and how you can avoid the issue.
Discover how important the position of the big toe is.
Learn more about the scientific and effect of conventional shoes on functional foot shape.
Find out why the use of orthotics in a treatment program for sufferers of overuse conditions cannot be supported based on the available high-quality evidence. Users might possibly gain short-term pain relief at best.
Read the scientific article and find out about the Biology of Running Injuries.
Find out how important the position and control of the big toe is for human movement.
Do you want to know which is a major perpetuating factor in chronic musculoskeletal pain throughout the body?
If you are thinking of getting fit in the new year – invest in your feet, before you invest in a gym membership.
Strengthening exercises (known as toega) have been proven to improve foot function. Read the scientific evidence.
Discover the link between healthy foot function and the ability to maintain balance.

Cold weather footwear

Risk of injury from cold exposure is particularly high in cold climates, with pain and discomfort rising at toe temperatures below 15°C.

Stand Up!

Structural disorders of the feet affect over 60% of older adults. Discover how to rehabilitate feet through standing in the right footwear.

Born to walk

“Walking is man’s best medicine” (Hippocrates) Read more about the health benefits of walking.
“The great tragedy of science- the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact” Thomas Huxley. Proponents of forefoot and barefoot running wrong
Many areas of modern ‘science’ are characterised by lack of consensus and equivocal findings...

Functional Foot Defined

Attempts to define human foot function have a long history. This post provides a brief overview of these attempts...
There are still many that believe the heel-toe pattern is not how our ancestors used to walk, especially when barefoot...
This piece will dispel the myth that humans are evolved to walk on the forefoot...

How low can you go?

Up to 50% of all injuries sustained by runners are at the knee (van Gent et al., 2007). Among the most common is patellofemoral pain syndrome...
Effective and efficient energy transfer is nature’s first principle of design...
An undisputed law of biology is that form both follows and determines function. The function of the foot is to provide an adaptable and stable ...

Use it or lose it.

Improvements in function, fitness and health are well-known adaptations to intelligent physical activity, but they are hard won. ...
Running-related injury rates are between 30% and 80% annually with the knee being the most common site of injury (van Gent et al., 2007). This...
Structural disorders of the foot cause pain, mobility problems and decreased quality of life affecting over 60% of older adults...

Nimble body, nimble mind

Extended average lifespan has resulted in increased prevalence of age-related neurodegenerative disorders including dementia, Alzheimer’s and...
Ageing is an inevitable process in all biological systems characterised by loss of function and ultimately death. While average lifespan has...