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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.

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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.

 

Many people suffer from tension headaches. A new Swedish study suggests that the best cure for stress and headaches is physical training and then preferably weight training.

The only help against a constant stiff muscle is exercise that relaxes the muscle and provide natural relaxation.

We're looking forward to meeting up with our podiatry friends at two of the podiatry industry's top events. 

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