Your body was meant to MOVE! One of the very best anti-aging things you can do is to stay active.
And of course we want to feel good as we exercise or work out. Let’s talk about shoes today.
For many, running is a way to keep in shape, have sustained energy, fight aging, and just feel good. For the serious runner, all the way down to occasional runners, it is important to have the right gear.
I am more of a walker than a runner but I still like to wear running shoes that are comfortable to wear when walking.
Shoes make all of the difference in the world because running is challenging to the feet without quality foot wear.
Knowing the arch that your foot has can be helpful in determining the needs that your feet have when you run. There are low arches, high arches, and neutral arches, each with their unique considerations in regard to cushion, stability, and motion control.
All four of my children played basketball. The girls also played soccer, and the boys played baseball. Running is involved in all of these sports and I have seen many foot and ankle issues with children who played on these team sports. One thing that was encouraged was buying good shoes for these active kids. The same is true for adults. The pounding of running can take its toll on feet that are not adequately fit for shoes, and protected.
I like a combination of quality and value. Quality is important because of the results that are delivered. It is a fact that with running shoes, the same as with anti-aging nutrition, there exists a difference in quality of products (be it materials or ingredients), technology, and benefits delivered, from brand to brand.
Value is great to get also because there are always sales and shoes do need replaced when they wear.
Being able to access information about individual running shoes and even watching videos about brands and benefits helps in researching new purchases.
Support, cushioning and stability should be more important than price, however it is a reality that we all have different budget levels.
I do a combination of shopping on brand websites, using search engines and looking around on Amazon. When buying all kinds of things on Amazon I find helpful videos and reviews from people that help me decide what products to buy.
I originally wrote this article years ago and noted a shopping service that is no longer operating.
Today you can go straight to the brand website or you can find brand pages right on Amazon where you can use your Prime membership for free shipping or maybe the brand offers free shipping there.
For example there are these brand pages that sell men and women’s running shoes: New Balance, Under Armour, Addidas, Saucony, Mizuno, and Reebok,
You can also find other gear there like pedometers and all kinds of fitness watches, and if you’re like me one purchase leads to another on Amazon!