Of all the places to travel throughout the US, Anchorage Alaska is quite a site! From the crisp waters of Cook Inlet to the stunning peaks of the Chugach Mountains, if wild adventure is what you are searching for, Anchorage has just what you are looking for! Pack your bags, slip into the best travel [...]
According to the weather, spring has been in our presence for a good chunk of the nation for more than a month, however, according to the calendar, it is still winter. Does this mean we continue to live with the dinghy winter wardrobe? Well, maybe for the time being, however, with spring just around the [...]
I live with a spouse that is constant pain because of several chronic conditions. She has asked me before if it is normal to have a pain on a certain part of body or another. Each time I have to tell her, NO!
Most people do not live with chronic pain. For those that do, the [...]
We know that you are busy and eeking out time for a good cardio workout is not easy. You want to make sure that you are maximizing the time that you do have to work out. Aerobic workouts are defined by the heart rate you reach during the workout. The heart rate range of aerobic [...]
Choosing vegetables and fruits that are locally in season is a good idea for a couple of reasons: 1) Produce that is in season tastes better because it is picked when it is fresh and most flavorful. And 2) Produce that is grown locally doesn’t get damaged as easily and it does not require as [...]
Home to the largest intact forest of old growth bottomland hardwood in the US, Congaree National Park has a vast amount of biodiversity. The area provides a sanctuary for plants and animals, as well as an abundant research site for scientists. Activities such as hiking, camping, bird watching, canoeing, and ranger guided activities keep tourists [...]
With the warmth of the sun, the sand beneath your feet, beautiful blue sea within reach, and an amazing city full of many things to do, Corpus Christi has all the ingredients needed to give you the vacation of a lifetime! What are you waiting for? Slip into your KURU’s and walk with us as [...]
With winter hanging over us like the thick puffy coat you have to wear every day, it can be hard to imagine that Spring is just around the corner. But soon you will be out shopping for some new looks and accessories for the season. KURU has collected some of the upcoming trends for 2015 [...]
Statins are a class of drugs that are remarkably helpful for many medical conditions, primarily heart and cholesterol related. When used properly under the guidance of a doctor, statins are so effective that they can greatly reduce your risk of heart attack and other quite serious health conditions. Statins do a very good job of [...]
What do running, bicycling, swimming and dancing all have in common? Aerobic exercise, of course. Aerobic exercise is when you rapidly move large muscle groups and that in turn raises your heart rate, causes you to breathe faster and more deeply.
Also, it is HARD to get used to, no matter what fitness shoes you might [...]
Many different foods are advertised every day, most of which are classified as “healthy.” Have you ever heard of potato chips or even the famous mac ‘n’ cheese being healthy? How about all the sugary cereals that are “made with whole grain” or other foods that are “organic” or even “all natural?” While certain foods [...]
Just 22 miles west of Bend, Oregon lies a picturesque ski resort on Mount Bachelor. This dormant stratovolcano stands over 9,000 feet tall and boasts 3,683 acres of ski area. Mt. Bachelor also has one of the longest ski seasons in the US (going from November to May) with an average of 370 inches of [...]
Las Vegas, Nevada: Known as the entertainment capital of the world, this incredible city more than lives up to its moniker. The lights are bright, the music is loud, and the attractions are plentiful. Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations around the world, and it is little wonder why! There are more [...]
There is no better time than Spring for new clothes. There is something about throwing off the shackles of sweaters, long johns, and clunky boots that just makes Spring fashion so inspiring. 2015 is a great year for Spring fashion with cool, comfortable trends that can be flattering on any body. If you are looking [...]
After a quick rise in popularity, obstacle course races are becoming more common and even more fun every year. Obstacle races are foot race courses in which a competitor must overcome various physical challenges. Usually they have a central theme for the event (super heroes, Spartans, warriors, mud runs, zombies, etc) that helps to attract [...]
Oh trail mix, that sweet, sweet, salty crunchy snack that is hard to resist. Trail mix was initially concocted to be used by backpackers and others who spend time outdoors. It doesn't weigh much and packs a serious calorie and nutrition punch. Made with nuts, dried fruit, crunchy carbohydrates and sweet treat pieces, trail mix [...]
Capitol Reef National Park, a roughly 100-mile-long stretch of land, gets its name from a colorful section of the park where Navajo sandstone forms domes and cliffs that make travel precarious, and looks similar to a large reef. This breathtaking national park offers the kind of jaw-dropping visual scenery that makes the drive off the [...]
As Chicago, Illinois is home to one of the busiest airports in the world -O’Hare International- it is no surprise that the Second City is bustling with energy and movement. Millions of people flock to Chicago each year, and that diversity is part of what makes this city so unique.
Chicago is one of few cities [...]
With the county focusing more on heath and athletics, there is more active wear to choose from every day. You may go to the store and find yourself in a forest of sports outwear with no idea where to start. But fear not, KURU has collected a quick list of great jackets that you can [...]
Foot pain is not an easy thing to deal with. It has the ability to steal the will to even get out of bed in the morning, let alone put on your running shoes to exercise or to get ready for work.
Fortunately, if you are experiencing it there are simple remedies to try before you [...]
We need to face it: we are creatures of habit. Whether you are not exercising at all, or jogging the same trail every day, doing the same workout every day can do more damage than just boredom.
Let’s talk about some of these reasons why you need to change up your workout.
Number one reason to [...]
Green salads are delicious and oh so healthy, but this classic “diet food” can get boring really quick if you do not add a little variety to your dinner plate. Eating your green vegetables not only helps your waistline stay trim, you also get an incredible dose of fiber and other minerals that your body [...]
You might think that walking along paths that are older than modern society while trees the size of skyscrapers tower over you is just a dream. If you think that finding a forest that is ancient and still in its natural state is impossible or only to be found in some far-off country you have [...]
Salt Lake City, Utah is one of the most unique places you will ever visit. Home to the Winter 2002 Olympics, Salt Lake is well-known among outdoor enthusiasts. The mountains provide endless opportunities for hiking, biking, camping, skiing, and just about every other outdoor activity you could possibly imagine. Make sure that you do not [...]
Probably the most well-known fitness wearable, is the fitbit. This simple band has a range of options with varying degrees of monitoring. The three top models are the Charge, Charge HR and the Surge. Here is a breakdown of the features of the Charge:
Floors climbed (it can tell the difference between steps and [...]
With Plantar Fasciitis, the prognosis (or outlook) is generally a good one. The pain and inflammation caused by the ligament becoming swollen or having small tears can be treated in relatively simple ways. Your doctor will most likely only recommend surgery if the pain has been going on for a long time despite persistent treatment [...]
You know those people you pass on the way to work or getting the kids to school. They are out for the morning jog or bike ride. They tell you that can’t start the day without going through that morning routine and getting the blood flowing.
Then then you have the other camp. Those are the [...]
Starting your day with a nice dose of vegetables and fruit is a fantastic way to not only kick start your morning, but also help you reach your weight loss goals as well. Smoothies are like dessert that you can have for breakfast because they are so sweet and tasty! They help you stay full [...]
About 400,000 people visit Lassen National Park every year, most of them in summer to enjoy the unique landscapes created by the volcano. Lassen Peak (then Mount Lassen) erupted in May of 1915, devastating the area by throwing house-sized boulders and spewing ash 30,000 feet into the air. Much of what the park looks like [...]
Seattle, Washington is a lovely coastal city that is home to more than half a million people. The weather is cool and you can smell the salty sea air nearly everywhere that you go. Being so close to the ocean, Seattle is an ideal spot for seafood lovers everywhere for some of the freshest fish [...]
Anyone who has seen the recent fashion shows can tell within seconds, that the rules are fading, it seems more and more like there are not any. This makes it easier to try out some styles and see how they suit your taste without worrying about being judged because you are having a fashion faux [...]
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common chronically painful foot conditions, characterized by sharp stabbing aches in the heels and soreness along the bottom of your foot. For many inflammatory conditions such as plantar fasciitis and long lasting heel pain, pain relief can be found in over the counter medications and applying ice. While [...]
A triathlon is a three part race, each part involving different a physical discipline: swimming, cycling, and running. All of these events are completed in succession and without breaks, except for the time it takes to transition from one event to the next.
There are several different levels of triathlons. Sprint triathlons are short distance triathlons [...]
Work can be an incredibly hard place to stick to your eating plan. Even if you are putting on your walking shoes during lunch to get extra exercise you can be derailed by the treats that are waiting in the break room. I have been part of more than one work place where the break [...]
Nestled in the middle of rivers, deserts, mountains, and the Mexican border is a 801,000 acre park bustling with diverse life. Big Bend National Park is a beautiful, secluded span of land located right where the Rio Grande River makes a sharp turn called “the Big Bend”. It is perfect for hiking, camping, rafting, and [...]
San Diego, California is a city that is rich in history. The city has strong ties to its Spanish origins, and many of the local subdivisions and suburbs are named after its early explorers. After winning its independence from Spain in the early 1800s, Mexico even claimed San Diego as part of its territory for [...]
Time waits for no one, but that does not mean we have to be a slave to a boring rubberized, made of recycled tires, type device on our wrist. We can take the stylish approach and show that we have an interest in fashion and style, and various budgets to match those tastes.
We can [...]
If you suffer from inflammatory conditions such as plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff problems, tendinitis or bursitis, you may have heard of corticosteroid injections as a method of pain relief. While the injections themselves are not considered to be a form of pain relief, they do help reduce inflammation and when that happens, the pain generally recedes.
1. Warm Up and Cool Down
Taking the time to prep your body for a run and the time to return your body to normal afterwards will go a long way for you. You will reduce the risk of injury and it may increase your performance. That extra 5 minutes will make your 45 minute run [...]
Everyone of us has a part of our body that we would like to change; it could be your thighs, your belly, your arms or ankles. Many of us would love to be able to tailor our exercise program to combat that one area.. Is there a specific exercise that will make my ankles skinnier? [...]
It has been said that Taos has been lived in for over a millenia. Dotted with pueblos, some of them nearly five stories high, Taos is a place where ancient cultures meet with modern life to create a beautiful and unique destination for your next family getaway.
If you are planning a trip to Taos, do [...]
If you feel like you have seen it all, a trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will change your mind in a hurry. At this national park, formed in 1916, you can almost literally see the ground changing before your eyes, thanks to its two active volcanoes.The views and the landscape are unlike anything you [...]
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 [...]