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Towel Scrunch Exercise for Plantar Fasciitis (#28)

We all rely on our feet to stay strong and flexible so that they can meet the demands of everyday life. That puts a lot of pressure on those tiny muscles in your feet, especially if you are not aware of the strain. Improper footwear, neglected warning signs, and lack of exercise put you at [...]


comments 0 / 05.20.15

Ways to Properly Use an Exercise Ball

It is likely you have an exercise ball hanging around the house somewhere, hopefully by your exercise shoes. How do those big inflatable balls improve your workout? Here is a hint: balance.
By using an object like ball to balance part of our body on we are forced to use different muscle groups to stay upright [...]


comments 0 / 05.19.15

The Food Pyramid: Exactly How Much is a "Serving"?

Serving sizes…...you find them listed on about every food label available, along with the famous food pyramid chart, but what exactly do they mean for you? Unless you plan to have a scale attached to your arms at all times, serving sizes can be a bit tricky to figure out if you are unsure what [...]


comments 0 / 05.17.15

Simple Backyard Upgrades for Summer Barbecue Bliss

We have all seen the gorgeous sweeping landscapes and beautifully designed barbeque patios of home magazines and television shows. But what if you do not have the time, money or even space to recreate those patios? Fear not, there are many ways that you can upgrade or transform your yard into a summer barbeque oasis [...]


comments 0 / 05.16.15

Walk with KURU: What to See and Do in Lexington, MA

Enjoy a piece of America’s past! Lexington is a cozy little town with all the best New England charms. Home to many historic landmarks, this is the birthplace of the American Revolution. The landscape is the most iconic in the Spring and Fall. In the spring you can take part in the many festivals and [...]


comments 0 / 05.15.15

Repurposing Winter Clothing Pieces for Warmer Weather

While parts of the US have experienced unusual weather throughout the winter months, spring has officially begun, regardless of what the weather tells you. Does this mean its time to pack the winter clothing away? Not necessarily. In fact, while winter may be officially over according to the calendar, do not be surprised if you [...]


comments 0 / 05.14.15

Exercises that Promote Bone Health

We normally think of the muscles and ligaments when it comes to exercising and staying healthy. We have to start remembering that the foundation of our muscles needs some assistance too. Our bones provide the basic structure and rigidity to our bodies. When we exercise and keep our proper posture and form while doing it [...]


comments 0 / 05.12.15

Heel Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis

If you have ever suffered from Achilles tendon pain, or the throbbing ache of plantar fasciitis you know how debilitating that type of foot pain can be. Often, plantar fasciitis occurs as a result of sports injuries, such as running or jumping, or wearing improperly fitting footwear. While most people know to warm up and [...]


comments 0 / 05.12.15

Eating Clean: Easy Ways to Avoid Processed Food

Most of us are trying to get healthier. Getting more use out of our walking shoes, eating better and exercising are all ways to start on the path to better health. Clean eating is one of the newer trends that we are seeing in healthy eating. In its simplest incantation clean eating is simply eating [...]


comments 0 / 05.10.15

KURU Adventurer: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Ever think it would be absolutely fascinating to witness the earth’s origin? Volcanoes are one of nature’s most extreme elements and can be absolutely fascinating to watch. With each eruption that occurs, you are quickly reminded of how quickly our planet can change, yet stand in absolute awe as you witness these massive changes.

A Little [...]


comments 0 / 05.09.15

Nutrition: Delicious and Healthy Barbecue Tips from the Pros

Oooooh summer…….the time of year when you step outside, not only to enjoy the mouthwatering smell of grilled food, but the opportunity to sink your teeth into some amazing pieces of heaven! Before you know it, you have consumed WAY TOO MUCH and perhaps feel the need to slip into some loose fitting clothes just [...]


comments 0 / 05.08.15

Walk with KURU: What to See and Do in Essex, CT

It may surprise you to know that Essex, Connecticut, is quite the hot spot for travel destinations. The little town is actually made up of three villages, and this unique little spot offers more to see and do than you might think. Culture and history abounds in Essex, and you will get the opportunity to [...]


comments 0 / 05.08.15

Mixing Patterns Tastefully

It’s easy to get caught up wearing nothing but solids or one piece with a simple pattern. Using patterns can brighten up your wardrobe and add style to more simple outfits. It used to be that you would pick one patterned piece and, either put it with all neutrals or have your whole outfit be [...]


comments 0 / 05.07.15

Happy Mother’s Day! 6 Safe Forms of Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise during your pregnancy has great physical and emotional benefits. Not only will it prepare you for childbirth by strengthening muscles and building endurance, but it can also prevent and treat gestational diabetes and the risks associated with preeclampsia. In fact, it is so beneficial that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends pregnant [...]


comments 0 / 05.05.15

A Main Cause of Plantar Fasciitis: Physical Activity

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by a sharp pain in the arch of your foot? Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue that runs from your heel to the ball of your foot, becomes inflammed. Physical activity has been known to be one of the main causes of plantar fasciitis [...]


comments 0 / 05.05.15

Good Nutrition for Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails

As we age our skin, hair, and nails begin to lose some of the natural luster they had in our youth. Of all of the unfair things. Not only do we have to feel older and have wrinkles but our hair, skin, and nails give us away too.

There’s nothing you can do to stop the [...]


comments 0 / 05.03.15

KURU Adventurer: Bryce Canyon, Ut

There is a distinctive geological feature in Bryce Canyon area, they are called Hoodoos. Sometimes called a tent rock or earthy pyramid. They are a tall thin spire of rock that usually sticks out from a arid areas and has a vague resemblance to a totem pole. Take the worlds most comfortable shoes for the [...]


comments 0 / 05.02.15

Walk With KURU: What to Do in Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfiled, MA is the perfect family destination to enjoy the beauty of nature, attend world-class entertainment events, and spend quality time with your kids. Pittsfield has something for everyone.
Pittsfield is a beautiful town that is located 135 miles west of Boston and 39 miles east of Albany, NY. It is a lovely city of approximately [...]


comments 0 / 05.01.15

Walk With KURU: What to See and Do in Madison, WI

Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, also known as the city of 4 lakes, was originated in 1829 when judge James Duane Doty purchased over a thousand acres of swamp and forest in the 4 lakes region with the intention of someday building a city. With a current population of near 245,000, Madison is now the [...]


comments 0 / 04.30.15

Trail Chasing Styles You’ll Love

Choosing the right look for a hike can give you an extra boost of confidence and excitement for the trek. Although there are plenty of times that safety and practicality will outweigh the need for fashion, getting ready for quick weekend hikes is the perfect time to have a little fun with your outfit. Because [...]


comments 0 / 04.29.15

Spring Office Trends You Will Love

Are you tired of wearing the same old dull outfits to work everyday? It is hard enough preparing yourself mentally for a long work day, let alone adding stress by trying to figure out what to wear each day. With a fresh new season and beautiful weather, the time has come to allow yourself an [...]


comments 0 / 04.28.15

Common Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Sore, aching feet can make your whole body feel run-down and worn out. Whether you are on your feet all day or not, sore feet can just stop you in your tracks! Foot pain can be caused by a number of things, such as plantar fasciitis, poorly fitting shoes, sports-related injuries, or illness.

Common symptoms of [...]


comments 0 / 04.28.15

The Difference Between Elliptical and Cross Trainer Machines

You may feel yourself becoming overwhelmed by the seemingly limitless types of workout machine that you can find at a gym. Especially because each of these machines must be used in a specific way to get the most benefit from them. Ellipticals and Elliptical Cross Trainers are usually confused or thought to be the same [...]


comments 0 / 04.27.15

3 Nutritional Trends: Are they Good for You

Have you ever invited over a dinner guest only to have them tell you they do not eat gluten and suddenly you had no idea what to prepare? Have you ever had another parent scoff at you as you had your child a non-organic snack? These days there is so much contradictory advice about what [...]


comments 0 / 04.25.15

KURU Adventurer: Big Bend National Park, TX

Big Bend National Park may be the only place in all of Texas where you can find nothing but solitude. Known as a hiker’s bliss, this glorious national park in West Texas has over 150 miles of trails to traverse and wildlife to explore. The Big Bend National Park takes its name from its location [...]


comments 0 / 04.24.15

Walk With KURU! What to See and Do in Anaheim, CA

Anaheim, the dead center of where loads and loads of fun await your arrival. If you have not visited the “funnest place on earth,” it is definitely time to pack your bags, pack your kids, and grab your walking shoes, because you are in for a real treat…..or loads of treats!
A Little History
Anaheim is part [...]


comments 0 / 04.23.15

Ways to Dress Up a White T-Shirt (Without Being Boring)

Everyone has or has had a white t-shirt. It seems to be a closet staple in closets across America. But if you stick that shirt at the back of your closet or only wear it with pajamas and workout clothes it is time for a wardrobe wake-up call! Your simple white t-shirt is the most [...]


comments 0 / 04.22.15

We're Excited to Announce Another Giveaway!

Now is the time to travel. To help you prepare for your trip we are teaming up with Stately Type to giveaway two Stately Type Destination T-shirts, and two pairs of KURU shoes: One for you, and one for a friend!
Enter to Win in Two Easy Steps!
1. Follow @KURUFootWear AND @StatelyType on Instagram.
2. Tag a [...]


comments 0 / 04.22.15

Calf Raises Exercise

Most of the exercises we do during our exercise routines are designed to help us move our large muscle groups rapidly, raising our heart rate and helping us burn fat and lose weight.
As easy as it might be to focus on your quadriceps or hamstrings you should consider the role your calf plays in balance [...]


comments 0 / 04.21.15

How to Optimize Aerobic Exercise for Building Muscle

Working out can be a real challenge for some, while for others, it may be an easy walk in the park. Everyone works at their own pace and in return, get different results. Whether you are working to lose weight or build muscle, both require hard work to get the results you are striving for [...]


comments 0 / 04.20.15

5 Unexpected Foods that Burn the Most Fat

If you even just think about only eating ramen for the rest of the week, you know that that could get very boring, very quickly. Not only are those delicious noodles probably not the most healthy thing you could be eating, it does not add any diversity to your diet.
That is exactly the point, diversity [...]


comments 0 / 04.18.15

KURU Adventure: Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

Located high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the Great Sand Dunes National Park may not be exactly what you are expecting. This diverse national park, although it sits in the desert mountains, contains some of the tallest sand dunes in America. It also has lakes, forests, and large creeks. The natural wonder at Great [...]


comments 0 / 04.17.15

Walk with KURU: What to See and Do in Anchorage, AK

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.16.15

Spring Colors: What to Wear and What NOT to Wear

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.15.15

You Are Not Alone: The Common Fight Against Plantar Fasciitis

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.14.15

How to Optimize Aerobic Exercise for Weight Loss

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.13.15

5 Spring Vegetables and Fruits that are in Season Right Now

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.11.15

KURU Adventure: Congaree National Park, South Carolina

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.10.15

Walk With KURU: What to See and Do in Corpus Christi, Tx

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.09.15

2015 Spring Fashion Trends

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.08.15

Statin Drugs for Plantar Fasciitis: Pros and Cons

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.07.15

Aerobic Exercise, and How it Benefits Your Heart

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.06.15

How to Read a Nutrition Label

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.04.15

KURU Adventure: Spring Skiing in Bachelor, OR

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.03.15

Walk With KURU: What to See and Do in Las Vegas, NV

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.02.15

Fresh Spring Styles for Easter

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 [...]


comments 0 / 04.01.15

3 Fun Obstacle Course Races This Spring!

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 [...]


comments 0 / 03.30.15

Trail Mix Dos and Don'ts

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 [...]


comments 0 / 03.28.15

KURU Adventure: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

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 [...]


comments 0 / 03.27.15

Walk with KURU! What to see & do in Chicago, IL

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 [...]


comments 0 / 03.26.15