Garmin Fenix 3 Vs. Fenix 5

Now that the Garmin Fenix 5 has made its majestic entrance on the market, a lot of runners and weekend athletes have one big question on our minds:  What is the difference between this brand new model and its awesome predecessor, the Garmin Fenix 3? As well, are the upgrades this new model offers make it … Read more

Best Treadmills

Buying a treadmill is a major investment.  For most, it is something that is done to avoid running in bad weather, such as a bitterly cold winter day or a driving rain.  Others like treadmills because of the precise control of pace and incline, and still others enjoy the fact that they can watch a … Read more

Polar M600 Wearable Review

The Polar M600 Wearable mixes the elements of an activity tracker and a fitness device with your beloved smartphone, placing it into the innovative category of All-Day Wearables. It’s a Polar sports watch and an Android-based smartwatch packed into the same device.  Price-wise, it comes up above $300, but still under the price point of … Read more

Best Shoes for Standing All Day

If you are on your feet all day – whether it is at work, walking the floors as a nurse, at a museum with your family, or in kitchen working on the perfect meal – comfortable shoes can be the difference between having fun and being in pain. It is particularly true for those who find … Read more

Best Running Shoes For High Arches

There has been debate lately about what the best running shoes are.  A new school of thought is that you should have the most minimal running shoe you can find, something that resembles running barefoot but with a little protection from the ground. The older-school (and time-tested) theory is that you really need to provide … Read more

Compression Wear for Runners and Triathletes

If you have done a running race or triathlon lately, you have likely noticed an uptick in the number of fellow racers wearing compression wear. Someone who you chat with pre-race, you passes you, or who you pass during the race is sporting the latest in compression technology. Why are they wearing it, and what … Read more

Running Shorts for Chafing

If you have decided to run, congratulations.  The merits of running as an excellent form of exercise cannot be overstated. Running is an endorphin producing activity that improves health, increases fitness levels, reduces weight and has been medically proven to counter depression. Running comes with hazards, however, other than the risk of muscle pulls, twisted … Read more

Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a curse for many runners. It is one of those conditions that can occur with any runner even if they are taking great care of themselves.  It is painful, and it can take months to recover from.  The good news is that with a little home therapy and the right choice in … Read more

Hydration Backpack Buying Guide

Hydration backpacks hit the scene several years ago, and when they did they became an instant sensation.  This makes sense – a critical factor in remaining safe and secure on a multi-hour bike ride or day hike is enjoying proper hydration. Certainly, keeping clear of wildlife and remaining on your feet is also essential; however, … Read more