Author: Mary

How to Warm Down from a Walk

We’ve already discussed the benefits of stretching and the best way to warm up before a walk. In this article, we’ll explore how to stretch and cool down after your walk. There’s a quick overview of the process below, but this article will largely focus on specific stretches …

Best Pre-Walking Stretches

Every doctor, work-out video, and physical therapist remind us to warm up before exercise. Even though walking is not a strenuous form of exercise, it’s still important to limber up before hitting the path. There is more to stretching than simply rolling your shoulders or touching your toes, …

Best Walking Shoes to Pair with Orthotics

If you have to wear orthotics, chances are you’ve already run the gauntlet trying to find good, supportive shoes that still have room for your inserts. Unlike regular inserts, orthotics are typically hard, rigid pieces designed to fix a range of fairly serious foot problems. Although some drug-stores …

Best Hand Weights for Walking

Ankle weights are a popular method to amp up resistance for a walk, but ankle weights come with a number of drawbacks. They aren’t suited to all walkers. So how else can walkers get more out of their daily routine? You might be surprised to learn hand weights are a …

Best Ankle Weights for Women Walking

Ankle weights come in a surprising range of shapes, sizes, and styles, but their basic purpose always remains the same: to create additional weight for walkers and runners to resist. It’s like a gentle weights machine for your feet. The extra weight forces your body to fight additional …

Best Walking Shoes for Nurses in 2017

When caring for the sick and injured, it’s important to keep on your toes. During an average 12 hour shift, nurses can walk up to four or five miles. This is a serious workout, even without the lifting, bending, pushing, and carrying that are part of a nurse’s …

Best Walking Shoes for Pokemon Go Gamers in 2017

Pokemon Go is sweeping the globe, drawing gamers of all ages outside to hunt for Pokemon, pick up gear from stops, and – most arduous of all – walking an endless path to hatch eggs. This makes for a lot of exercise, and it’s important to have the …

Best Shoes for Achilles Tendonitis in 2017

In Greek myth, the mighty warrior Achilles is felled by his one weakness – the vulnerable spot on his heel. The story inspired the name for the Achilles tendon, one of the most crucial tendons in your body. It controls every step, and if anything happens to it, …

Best New Balance Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis in 2017

Nothing stops good walking habits faster than foot pain. Although there are many chronic and temporary problems that can hinder your steps, few are as frustrating as plantar fasciitis. We review the best New Balance shows for planter fasciitis. Why New Balance? They are just the best and …

Best Walking Shoes for Casual Hiking

Hiking is, essentially, walking with purpose in a natural setting, but when people say they like to go hiking, they often mean very different things. Hiking could mean a strenuous adventure over rough terrain without paths, but some mean they take vigorous walks along trails. Others consider any …