By Richard Beauchamp
Shin splints is a term used to describe an injury to the leg that causes pain in the shin. Before the advent of sports medicine as a specialty, shin splints usually referred to pain occurring anywhere in the lower leg. Terminology has now become more specific to describe different types of shin splints depending on their location and sometimes etiology. Continue reading “Shin Splints or Tibial Stress Syndromes”
by Dr. Reed Ferber, Ph.D. CAT(C)
The Wearable Technology Citizen Science program is a unique opportunity to share your wearable device data with researchers. Our main goal is to use your data, and the data of your fellow citizen scientists, to help improve your health and your community. If you track your running mileage and program using a Fitbit or Garmin device, you can become a Citizen Scientist by visiting https://wetrac.ucalgary.ca/ and signing up.
Continue reading “Announcing We-TRAC – the Wearable Technology Citizen Science Program”
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Find the right shoes and apparel for your run, whether it’s on the treadmill or the trails! Continue reading “Whether You Are An All-Weather Runner or a Gym Enthusiast”
by David Falk
Here is a list of running-inspired stocking stuffers that includes, but is not limited to, fitness accessories of the season: traction aids that keep you above ground and Buffs that keep the cold air out. Our accessory buyer Jay Crockett unerringly picked the most durable and resilient “little things” that will ease the tension with how one gets out the door this winter. All for under $25 or under–cheap never should be confused with inferior, nor small with trivial. After all, isn’t it the little things that make up life or, in spirit of these gifts, the meters that make up the kilometers? Continue reading “Stocking Stuffers/Gifts Under $25”
by David Falk
We’re telling the weather where to go and as the classic Tom Petty song once said, we won’t back down. Regardless of temperature variations, our buyer recommendations remain old school: layering tops, wind-breaking jackets and insulating shoes.
One innovation is the increased functionality and reflective capabilities blended stylistically into both accessories and apparel. This new aesthetic get props, but the real hero is the insulation that is responsible for properly preparing you as it facilitates–maybe even celebrates– winter running. Continue reading “Beat the Elements”