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Just as golf courses are nearing their favorable summertime firmness, the National Golf Month of August is fast approaching. By this time, many golfers have worked through their preseason kinks and are now honing in on the last few details of their game that might be preventing them from playing at their desired handicap. A commonly overlooked, yet crucial, component of correct stance is the alignment of one's feet and ankles. Misalignment here will affect the entire body, having negative impacts on the golfer's entire stance, stability and swing.

At the summer cottage, in the harbour, on holiday in the sun. Circuit training is an effective form of exercise that you can do anywhere.

Circuit training is a form of body conditioning or resistance training using high-intensity aerobics. It targets strength building and muscular endurance. An exercise "circuit" is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program. When one circuit is complete, one begins the first exercise again for the next circuit. Traditionally, the time between exercises in circuit training is short, often with rapid movement to the next exercise. source

Runners know that they need to stay hydrated especially in warm summer weather.

Dehydration in runners may lead to fatigue, headaches, decreased coordination, and muscle cramping. Other heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke, have even more serious consequences. Runners need to pay attention to what and how much they’re drinking before, during and after exercise.

Before you run

America celebrates its Independence Day this week with a multitude of festivities including parades, dancing, yard games and more. While plenty of Americans are relaxing by sitting down and putting their feet up, we found some patriotic gals kicking their feet up in a tap-dancing jubilee. 

Beach running is such an enjoyable experience, the combination of fresh sea air, the sound of the waves lapping against the shoreline and exercise is great. You will be giving your feet and your body a more intense workout then running on tarmac but you need to ease your way into this type of running, therefore we have gathered some tips to help you:

Following from our  earlier post 3 tips to keep your Football feet in World Cup Shape we have compiled some more tips to keep your unique feet comfortable for the season.

Stretch
Feet can benefit from stretching and strengthening exercises, too, Mayo Clinic experts note

We are lucky to live on a planet with such diverse landscapes. From vast deserts to rainforests, glaciers and mountains, there is a lot of ground to cover if  you're thinking about trekking in some unique places. As you build your hiking bucket list, you'll also want to build a gear list that reflects these diversities.

The London 2012 Olympic 6th placer made a surprise appearance as part of the FootBalance visit to one of its Intersport Tony Pryce UK stores. On Thursday 12th of June, Holly came along to see what FootBalance is all about and engage with staff to share her experiences within elite sport and indeed how she has had problems within her kinetic chain through poor mechanics that started at her feet!

Holly was well looked after by the Tonypryce staff and even had the pleasure of having a free foot analysis and insoles customised for her by the newly trained staff.

With the World Cup underway it is a good time to highlight the importance of keeping your football feet in good shape. Football (soccer) can place a great deal of stress on the foot and the more you play, the higher the stress. There can be a lot of friction involved, particularly when playing on artificial surfaces such as AstroTurf. A player often stops suddenly and twists and turns as he/she runs past or catches an opponent.

In celebration of the US Open Golf Tournament hosted at Pinehearst on Thursday June 12, we want you to feel like a champion

Despite its genteel reputation, golf is a physical sport and can take a toll on your body without proper care. In an 18-hole game, the average person walks about five miles and burns around 1,200 calories. Although you may not be considering the impact of all this walking, we are.

 

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