How to Pick the Right Pair of Running Shoes

Written by Robb Ksiazek


Are you ready to start a new healthy habit of running or a seasoned runner looking to replace an old pair of shoes? Either way, it is very important to buyrepparttar right pair of shoes for you Ė not necessarilyrepparttar 150504 ones that arerepparttar 150505 most technically advanced or onrepparttar 150506 sale rack!

At least for me, it is so tempting to hitrepparttar 150507 sale rack when I begin my search for new shoes. It kills me to spend anymore than I absolutely have to, but with running shoes, I have found, it is one thing to not spare any expense. Finding a great pair of running shoes is sure to save most people money with comfort and safety. Finding a pair for $49 does not do a lot of good if you hurt your kneerepparttar 150508 next day!

There are so many brands and styles of shoes that itís hard to know where to start when you walk into a retailer. If youíre not sure where to start inrepparttar 150509 process, noterepparttar 150510 techniques listed below for findingrepparttar 150511 perfect shoe for your needs.

Find Your Foot Type:

Figure out how you run (outside of your foot, outside to inside, or straight downrepparttar 150512 middle). The easiest way to determine how you run is to look at an old pair of running shoes. Ifrepparttar 150513 shoe is worn onrepparttar 150514 outside ofrepparttar 150515 heel and rolls inward excessively, you have a pronated foot type Ėrepparttar 150516 majority ofrepparttar 150517 population (60%) fits into this category. Youíre more likely to have this foot type if you are flat footed.

If you have high arches, your foot is rigid and doesnít pronate (roll inward) so there is not an effective shock absorber. Roughly 30% ofrepparttar 150518 population has high-arched or supinated foot types.

If you land onrepparttar 150519 outside of your heel and roll inward slightly to absorb shock, you are of normal weight, you are consideredrepparttar 150520 most sound (biomechanically) runner. Only about 10% ofrepparttar 150521 population has neutral/ideal feet.

Tips for Your Trip torepparttar 150522 Shoe Store:

  • Examine your old shoes for tread wear.
  • Socks are important. Wear your running socks when you try on.
  • If your feet are different sizes, buy forrepparttar 150523 larger one.
  • Shoes with better breathability will help curb sweating.
  • Grooves inrepparttar 150524 sole offer more flexibility.
  • Flat feet need support rather than flexibility.
  • If you tend to overpronate, look for shoes that will lace higher up so you can better customizerepparttar 150525 fit ofrepparttar 150526 shoe.
  • Shoe should feel comfortable right way Ė they donít need to be broken in.


A Brief Overview Of Colitis

Written by Kirsten Whittaker


Colitis, more formally known as Ulcerative Colitis, is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It can be difficult to diagnose because ofrepparttar similarity of symptoms to other intestinal disorders and IBDs such as Crohn's disease. The main difference is that Crohn's disease causes inflammation deeper withinrepparttar 150471 intestinal wall and usually occurs inrepparttar 150472 small intestine, although it can occur anyway alongrepparttar 150473 digestive tract from mouth to anus, whereas Colitis causes inflammation and ulcers inrepparttar 150474 lining ofrepparttar 150475 large intestine. The inflammation is usually found inrepparttar 150476 rectum and lower portion ofrepparttar 150477 colon, but it can effectrepparttar 150478 entire colon.

Colitis can affect people of any age, but generally symptoms start between 15 and 30. Children and teenagers sometimes developrepparttar 150479 disease but it is less common, as are sufferers over 50. The inflammation withinrepparttar 150480 intestines causes diarrhea, asrepparttar 150481 colon empties more frequently. Ulcers appear whererepparttar 150482 inflammation has killedrepparttar 150483 cells liningrepparttar 150484 colon, which then bleed and produce pus.

Like Crohnís disease,repparttar 150485 cause of Colitis has yet to be determined. The current thinking is that itís a reaction byrepparttar 150486 immune system to a virus or bacterium. People suffering with colitis tend to have abnormal immune systems, but what is unclear is whether this isrepparttar 150487 cause or an effect ofrepparttar 150488 disease. It has been proven, however that Colitis is not caused by stress or through food allergies, however these factors may in fact be a trigger for some people already suffering withrepparttar 150489 disease.

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