In a world saturated with the latest fitness fads it can be easy to forget one of life’s simplest pleasures; going for a stroll. One of the easiest ways to achieve the recommended two and a half hours exercise a week is a brisk walk every day. It will help you get fit and stay fit and stimulate those feel-good endorphins that exercise can bring.
The Achilles is a tendon that connects your two major calf muscles to the heel bone. When it is placed under too much stress, which is a common occurrence for runners and other athletes, it can become less flexible and even inflamed. An inflamed Achilles tendon can eventually tear, which is why any runner should take steps to protect their Achilles and recognize the symptoms of inflammation before they get to be too much.
As we move from one season into another, extreme temperatures can sneak up on you. It can be quite pleasant one day, then abnormally hot or cold the next. During this time of transition, it's particularly important to guard against temperature-related illnesses.