This simple yet versatile hat has a lot more to it than you think. Also known as a ski cap or knit cap, the beanie may have different designs but it never goes out of style. For men, it should be fitted with smaller knit stitches. Earth tone colors are recommended and will give [...]
We have all been there. You are at the gym and something starts to feel wrong. It typically does not come on suddenly but sort of builds up over time. It may become so intense that you find that you have to cut your workout short. It’s heel pain and it can derail not only [...]
When it comes to accomplishing any goal in life, we need to understand how to get there and the process involved to achieve the goal in the end. If we set a goal and do not understand how to get there it is much like trying to pin the tail on the donkey while blindfolded [...]
If you have ever heard the phrase “cheat day”, then you know that occasional indulging in your diet is not necessarily a bad thing. Cheat days, or days where you stray from your diet and give in to life’s sweet little temptations, can actually be a really good thing for your fitness regime. Here are [...]
Wind Cave National Park was first declared as a national park by Theodore Roosevelt in the early 1900’s. The cave was found when two brothers discovered a small hole in the ground when they heard a loud whistling noise. This was the cave’s only natural opening. The tale goes that the wind was so strong [...]
The oldest city in South Carolina, Charleston is rich in American history. It is a hugely popular tourist destination, and it is no wonder why. The weather is warm and balmy, the food is divine, and the beaches are pristine. Charleston has been voted as America’s best city three times, and it continues to attract [...]
Socks can be boring. They help battle foot odor, blisters, corns, callous and other foot issues. They help your shoes last longer. They are really helpful things to have and to use. They are something that should be changed daily, if you are not changing them daily, consider starting.
That said, there is no reason that [...]
Plantar fasciosis is the degenerative condition that occurs when plantar fasciitis is left untreated. When not allowed to heal, the small tears and inflammation that causes the pain of plantar fasciitis can cause long term cellular damage to your foot, which is known as plantar fasciosis. Plantar fasciosis is characterized by a lack of blood [...]
It’s a new year and if you are like most of the world you made a resolution to treat your body better. Now that we are into February maybe you have let it slide a little. Maybe your resolution was to lose weight, to exercise more or to eat more healthily. If you have made [...]
When many people hear the word “snacks”, the first thing that comes to mind is delectable ice cream bites, cheesy chips, and double chocolate cookies. While it may seem that those are the majority of snacks available at your local store, there are other options. Snacking, when done right can add many nutrients to your [...]
Welcome to an absolutely stunning American paradise!!! For an incredibly mind blowing gorgeously breathtaking vacation, Virgin Islands National Park has exactly what you are searching for! With more than 7,000 acres of lush beauty and tranquility, your peaceful getaway awaits!
A Little History
While Virgin Islands National Park is a very peaceful place to calm your stress [...]
Mobile, Alabama, the cultural center of the Gulf Coast, is the perfect place to find some of the most authentic experience in the southern US. From historical sites to numerous festivities, and even some fun funky pizazz, there is no doubt about it….you are in for some pretty serious fun and adventure. Slip into KURU’s [...]
Men often get a bad rap for not caring much about their looks. The reality is, however, more and more men are paying attention to their appearance which includes getting manis (who does not love a good polished look?), facials, and even focusing on fashion.
While jeans and a good T shirt may still be a [...]
Plantar Fasciitis is one of many injuries caused by wear and tear from regular or rigorous exercise. It can be treated with rest and proper footwear and you are still able to exercise if you choose the right methods. The repeated hard landings that come with running or jumping exercises are going to worsen the [...]
Have you been working hard to get into a healthier lifestyle? Sometimes the thought of exercising can be a real drag, but it does not have to be as hard as many people think it is. In fact, it does not have to cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars either. Cardiovascular exercise simply means [...]
Valentines is a day full of fun and excitement, especially when its one of the funnest days of the year to surprise the ones you love. What are some of your Valentine’s favorite things to eat? Join us as we provide you with some fun and healthy ways to make your Valentines Day simply sensational [...]
The small cluster of islands on the very western tip of the Florida Keys is known as the Dry Tortugas. This unique national park is actually made up of seven small islands, and is more water than land. The Dry Tortugas enjoys a balmy, tropical climate with no shortage of gorgeous fish and coral.
Because of [...]
Biloxi’s sub-tropical climate means that outdoor adventures are an option all year round. The average high temperature for the year is 76 and the average low is 60. Biloxi is well suited for both a winter escape from the freezing cold temperatures that are found in much of the rest of the country and a [...]
There are more than 43,200 ways to lace up a shoe! KURU has collected three of these patterns and they are sure to get you excited about lacing up those workout shoes.
A few things to remember before you get started:
The shoes must have at least four eyelet holes going up each side of the shoe [...]
Foot pain is a common complaint among many people and can slow you down, sometimes even stop you from living the healthy lifestyle you enjoy and deserve. In fact, approximately 43 million people in the US suffer from foot problems, the most common being plantar fasciitis. Out of the millions who suffer from plantar fasciitis [...]
Anyone who took a physical exercise class in high school will likely remember what we started off with before we ever got to exercising in class: Stretching.
While there have been some hot debates between the professionals if this will actually prevent injury, it is still used in most classes as a basic building block to [...]
The idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day has endured various fitness fads and has been a healthy motto for decades. After all, when you eat breakfast, you tend to munch less throughout the day. Breakfast has been thought to give your body’s metabolism a little jump start in the morning [...]
Death Valley is one of California’s most unique treasures. With high mountain peaks, sand dunes, salt flats, and rich flora throughout. The area is about 3,000 square miles nestled between the Panamint Mountain Range in the west and the Amargosa Range in the east.
Planning Your Trip
This National Park has very well maintained roads and a [...]
If you love the beautiful ocean and looking for a fun weekend getaway, boy are you in for a treat!!! Monterey, CA is one of the most beautifully breathtaking coastal cities, full of life, fun, and many great adventures just awaiting your arrival. Pack your bags and the best travel shoes on earth and discover [...]
Usually you can tell when it is going to rain. But this time of year, if you live where there is snow you can count on slush. Because of this It is nearly unavoidable, we will get water in our shoes.
Cold water your shoes is a shocking experience for your feet. While the movies might [...]
Have you ever taken your first step out of bed in the morning- just to crumple over because of the stabbing pains in the bottom of your foot and up your heel? The pain of plantar fasciitis can be quite debilitating, impacting your ability to move freely throughout the day. When the tissue on the [...]
Exercise comes with many fantastic benefits to help you live the healthier active lifestyle you desire. You have probably heard the saying, “you are what you eat,” numerous times, however, there is a lot of truth to that statement. For example, if you fill yourself up with sugar in the morning, you will likely feel [...]
Start planning now. Early spring is a great time of year to head to the Southwest, specifically Saguaro National Park in Arizona. If you have never seen the cactus in bloom, you are missing out. They grow to over 50 feet tall and take over 75 years to grow their first arm.
There are some notes [...]
You could easily spend a week in the oldest city in Georgia and still not experience everything that it has to offer. The city of Savannah has a unique, timeless history that is embedded in the local culture. Artisans have paid homage to their beautiful city in the form of architecture, paintings, music and other [...]
Winter is now upon us. You may find that cold weather, slushy sidewalks, and grey skies are not really inspiring for your fashion and style choices. It is not odd for winter wardrobes to be as grey as the skies, topped off with bad hat hair and sturdy, ugly shoes. It's no wonder that with [...]
Recognizing the Problem
Arthritis literally means “pain with a joint”, and has many manifestations. Osteoarthritis is a “wear and tear” arthritis, meaning it usually comes with old age or excessive use of specific joints (athletes can be susceptible to this type of arthritis). Rheumatoid Arthritis is a more aggressive form of the disorder in which a [...]
With a fresh new year just beginning, starting the year off with a clean slate is something many people look forward to. Have you set your resolutions yet? Studies have shown that 45% of people set New Years resolutions every year, but only about 10% are successful with sticking with their resolutions. On top of [...]
Media has given a bad reputation to green smoothies that they are good for you but taste terrible. There is no reason why diet tips should make your taste buds suffer. We are going to cover some basic smoothie ingredients that can get you off on the right foot.
Before we start with ingredients, let us [...]
Mammoth Flint Ridge Cave System, more commonly known as Mammoth Cave National Park, is located in central Kentucky centered on the Green River. It is a beautiful national park, filled with 400 miles of explored caves, tunnels, minerals and plenty of gorgeous foliage. The system of underground labyrinths is still being explored, and new caverns [...]
Louisville Kentucky, sometimes referred to as the “Gateway to the South” was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. Named after King Louis XVI of France, it is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 28th largest city in the United States. There is always something to do in this city. For [...]
Ah the humble and popular trend of the good old sweater!!! With the cold winter months here to stay with us for the next little bit, sweater weather has officially begun! Each time you reach into your closet and pull out one of these soft, warm, and comfy items of clothing, what is the first [...]
Our day is one of seeming scientific and medical miracles. The people that choose to follow the profession of taking care of other in a medical capacity are among the smartest and most learned people in the world. It would make sense when you go to talk to them you might need to do a [...]
If you are looking to ramp up your workout this year, swap out your old dumbbells for a good sturdy kettlebell. Because of their range of motion, kettlebells are far more effective for both burning calories and building muscle tone. If you have not, grab a kettlebell and give some of these moves a try [...]
There is, perhaps, no other word in the modern world of diets that is as often thrown around as carbohydrate or carb. For almost all of history carbohydrates were the base of the human diet--oats, rice, wheat, and other grains like quinoa were cultivated by ancient civilizations. Today it seems like every year there is [...]
“...From the peaks of it’s mountains to the edge of the coast, it is covered in rainforest”
An Introduction to the Islands
The National Park of American Samoa is America’s most remote park as well as one of the newest. It was first leased from the American Samoa government in 1993. This 10,500 acre National Park is [...]
New Orleans, one of the most fascinating cities to visit, is a unique melting pot full of different cultures, food, and everlasting musical entertainment. If you have not already scratched this unique adventure off your bucket list, now is the time to take off to a whole different world!
A Little Piece of History
New Orleans, the [...]
We all have that pair of shoes we love. We have had them for years, and we hang on to them like a security blanket. We tell ourselves that they still are in good condition and match our wardrobe, but our friends and family know better.
As comfortable as those shoes are, they could be really [...]
Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition that ranges from mildly uncomfortable to unbearably painful. It is characterized by sharp, stabbing pains in the heel and aches in the heel and arches of your feet. Occasionally that stiffness can be felt in the feet first thing in the morning when you step out of bed.
Plantar fasciitis [...]
HIIT (high intensity interval training) is a workout strategy to quickly improve athletic ability while also creating a higher fat burn or faster metabolism. By alternating between high intensity intervals and low to moderate intensity intervals, you can achieve a better workout no matter what level you are starting from. Grab your most comfortable sneakers [...]
Living a healthy and active lifestyle is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to good health. With a fresh new year in our midst, there is no better time than the present to start working towards a healthier you. Of course any type of exercise is very beneficial to the body, even if [...]
Have you have ever taken the opportunity to drive through the state of Nevada? If so, you may find quite a bit of nothing but dry desolate desert country, however, every so often, Nevada has some precious hidden gems you may not even know about. For an amazing opportunity to experience the solitude of the [...]
A trip to Austin should be on every traveler’s bucket list.
Outdoor recreation is huge in Austin. The city has even pledged to preserve their parks and protect the local wildlife because of how important the outdoors is to Texans! No matter the time of year, temperatures are likely to be balmy if not downright toasty [...]
Sometimes, new fashion trends can be a bit edgy and leave you wondering who really wears that. The fashion trends for 2015, however, are leaning toward comfortable yet stylish and will leave you both looking and feeling great.
Fashion trends don’t have to be scary!
Fashion Trend #1. Athleisure Wear
The fashion trends for the new year are [...]
Are you feeling sharp stabbing pains in your foot or both feet when you first get out of bed in the morning? How long has this been going on? How about as you start running or climbing stairs? Has the pain worsened over time? How long has your foot pain been going on? Choosing to [...]
If you are like most people, you celebrated the holidays with lots of food and snacks and desserts and candy. No doubt, it was all delicious. But as the holidays are winding down, you do not have to curse the calories in all of those foods. Start exercising now and stop worrying about what is [...]