Educational Articles: Athletics

Three Meditations for Running

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Three meditations for running
Running is a type of moving, or dynamic, meditation, and I, like many others, run to recalibrate my outlook on life, center my wandering mind, and spend time in the invigorating “flow” state so often experienced by athletes, gamers, musicians, and other performers. There is something so fundamental and primal about running; indeed, our ability (and willingness) to run long distances is... Read more

Tips for Keeping Feet Dry

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Keeping your feet dry is important in preventing blisters, warts, and fungal skin and nail problems. Consider incorporating the following tips into your daily routine to keep your feet dry and your foot health hygiene optimized: Remove the liners from your shoes, place your shoes next to a heat source to encourage complete drying, dry your feet thoroughly after bathing and/or swimming, especially between your toes... Read more

Top Exercises for Feet & Toes

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND

Top Exercises for Feet & Toes
Certain foot exercises, along with appropriate footgear, can help rehabilitate your feet (including your toes) by stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak ones. Helpful foot exercises restore a dynamic balance between your foot and toe flexor and extensor muscle groups as well as integrity to the tissues (i.e., muscles, tendons, fascia, etc.) that act upon or within your feet. In... Read more

What Makes for a Great Hiking Boot?

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

What makes for a great hiking boot?
Hiking—in all its many manifestations—is a hugely popular outdoor pastime, and almost everyone seems to have an opinion about what kind of footwear is best for this beloved activity. This article takes a closer look at hiking boots and discusses some of the most common misconceptions about this important type of footwear. We debunk the biggest hiking boot myths... Read more