Featured / April 16, 2014
With all the fun parties and family functions throughout the holiday season, it is very easy to over stuff and overeat, derailing your health and nutritional goals. Can this be prevented? Absolutely! The foods you eat throughout the year, especially the holiday season, are based on the choices you make. Change your choices around, consider [...]
Introduction to Haleakala National Park
Haleakala National Park is located on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The park is generally open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year but can be closed due to severe weather. The summit district and Kipahulu are the mountain and coastal areas of the park. These areas are not [...]
Philadelphia has an impressive past. Most people think of the Liberty Bell and the founding fathers. And of course the Philly Cheesesteak. All of these things should be on your to-do list, but we also have a few more suggestions to round out your visit.
For a quite and comfortable stay you have many options in [...]
Are you planning to travel this holiday season? While traveling can be lots of fun, especially if you are headed over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house, preparing for a trip during the busiest travel season can often times be a nightmare. Learning to simplify your holiday plans is a great way [...]
Pain hurts! When we are in pain we do not want to move and it affects our entire well-being. Pain in our feet is even worse, as we usually have to be on our feet to go somewhere. Feeling pain in every step is frustrating as we are unable to focus on the task we [...]
Depending on where you live, you have probably noticed that winter has arrived a bit early for a good portion of the US, compliments of the massive polar vortex that has taken residence. If you enjoy playing in the winter wonderland, fun activities such as skiing, sledding, and even having a snowball fight are great [...]
Many delicious holiday favorites can be dangerous for the diet, and drinks are no exception. While you may not think that your favorite beverage could be derailing your fitness efforts, the reality is that most drinks are loaded with sugar and calories. But before you put down that glass of eggnog, here are five low [...]
Introduction to Petrified Forest National Park
Pieces of petrified wood dot the area of northeastern Arizona known as Petrified Forest National Park. Scientists believe that the trees were uprooted by floods or lava and washed down to the area. The wood became full of water and covered in volcanic ash and sediment. The wood become petrified [...]
Vacationing anywhere is always full of fun and adventure, but have you ever visited Denver, Colorado? If not, now is your chance to discover the beauty and fun of this sensational city.
Denver, the capital city of Colorado and the largest city in the state, is an incredible sight to see. Located east of the Rocky [...]
When foot pain drags you down and keeps you from enjoying your life the way you see fit, it is time to take action. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain among people and can worsen over time and become a more serious condition such as plantar fasciosis if not [...]
A good run is one that leaves you feeling fantastic, sweaty, and euphoric. Many elements contribute to a good run, and whether you are a new runner or a seasoned pro, you can make your next run even better with these three must-have items.
Transform your run by setting the pace to music.
Your ipod & arm [...]
The Holidays are knocking on our doorstep and you know what that means...eating, eating, and more eating. While it is true that many holiday foods are loaded with carbs, calories, fat, and not exactly healthy for the body, many of them actually come with some great nutritional value that many people are not aware of [...]
Introduction to Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park is located in southern Florida and covers 1.5 million acres. Its most alluring feature is its complicated ecosystem. Nearly 11,000 square miles of southern Florida used to be covered in ponds, sloughs, and marshes. A finely balanced ecosystem existed in the area until the early 1900s when settlers [...]
When you say ‘Nashville’ to most people they think of Country Music. There is so much more to Tennessee’s capital than that though. It’s been called the Athens of the south because of its diverse culture and vibrancy. Here are some great places to see during your stay.
Downtown Nashville has quite a few options to [...]
While scarves have been around since ancient times, wearing scarves with just about any wardrobe has become quite the trend in the past couple of decades. Believe it or not, back in the ancient times, men wore scarves in the summertime to help absorb sweat during the hot summer days. Nowadays, there is an enormous [...]
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, or ESWT as it is called among podiatrists, is a new treatment option for chronic foot pain, specifically conditions such as plantar fasciitis and heel conditions. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive procedure which requires little downtime for recovery. The procedure uses pressure waves that are directed at the areas that are causing [...]
Benefits of Keeping Physically Active
There is no doubt that most people like to live their lives in the best health possible. The real question though, is there a foolproof recipe for stellar health? While there is no guarantee that your health will remain in perfect condition throughout your life, there are many amazing ways to [...]
With all the irresistible holiday treats lurking in every room and around every corner, it is difficult NOT to be tempted to dig your taste buds into some holiday deliciousness. However, as delicious as these types of foods are, they are not so delicious for your body….especially your waistline. When your craving for some divine [...]
San Francisco, California is known for many things. The infamous fire and earthquake of 1906, the Gold Rush of 1849, the sprawling Golden Gate Bridge, and naturally, it’s football team. But San Francisco is also a hotbed of museums, shopping districts, parks and attractions. If you have been searching for the perfect spot for your [...]
With the great state of New Mexico and the surrounding areas being one gigantic desert, consisting of cactus, grass, thorny shrubs, and an occasional tree, you would never know the brilliance that lies beneath. With 119 known caves, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is definitely a sight to see, despite your first impressions as you enter [...]
As the snow starts to fall and the days and nights get more cold than chilly, you may be looking for some fun places to go where you will not freeze, and it is always a good idea to get some exercise in while you are at it. Walking can be a simple form of [...]
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that can literally slow you down in your tracks. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, you are certainly NOT alone in this. In fact, about 10% of people suffer from this horrible foot condition at some point in their lives. The term “plantar fasciitis” refers [...]
Even small things in our everyday routine can help us banish unwanted pounds and help us choose a healthier and more fit lifestyle.
It is the holidays, and we are all busy and trying to check off each of those items on our own to-do lists. While we are bustling about we need to remember that [...]
While some folks may tire of turkey in late November, using your leftovers can lead to some creative and delectable dishes that may turn into family favorites. Here are three turkey recipes that really be used year round, but are especially tasty using your holiday leftovers.
Tangy Turkey Pot Pie
Who does not love a warm pot [...]
Have you ever had the opportunity to visit Joshua Tree National Park? Located in Southeastern California, this unique national park has some of its own history as well as sites that are literally quite an eye catcher!
A Little History
Stretching across approximately 800,000 acres, this enormous piece of land has been around for at least 5,000 [...]
For many people, a trip to New York includes things like catching a Yankees game, perhaps a Broadway show, or some shopping at Bloomingdale’s. While there is never a shortage of options of things to do in the city that never sleeps, if you are traveling to New York, a stop in Manhattan is a [...]
Of the numerous amounts of colors in the world, what is your favorite color to wear? Did you know that the colors you wear can tell a lot about your personality? Clothes are a great way to express yourself through your own personal choice of color as well as the type of style you prefer [...]
How familiar are you with plantar fasciitis? Do you participate in activities that could put you at higher risk? Of course, nobody enjoys being put down with any type of foot problems, however, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and can literally slow you down in your tracks if [...]
The American lifestyle has led to many of us spending more time either sitting on an office chair at work or the recliner at home. It is a possible cause of certain deleterious health effects, depending on your activities outside work. This can be compounded by the winter months and the enormous amounts of scrumptious [...]
With Thanksgiving approaching, it is easy to have pie on the mind more often than not. While the holidays are often a time for indulgence and feasting, staying focused on your health and fitness is important, too. You can enjoy the savory flavors of Thanksgiving without sacrificing your waistline this year by utilizing these three [...]
Yosemite has so much to see, you could spend years hiking the trails, seeing meadows, lakes, waterfalls, rocket ship-sized trees and still not see everything. Here are a few suggestions to help narrow down the list of the must-see sights.
Back to the Basics
Let’s start with some hiking basics.
1. Go Prepared. Know your hike, how far [...]
A Little History
Portland is the largest city in Oregon and was established right around 1845. After narrowing down the possible names to Boston and Portland, a simple coin toss made the final decision. The coin that was used for this decision, known as the Portland Penny, is now on display at the Oregon Historical Society [...]
The weather is cooling down and the days are getting shorter, and fashion trends are changing. When we think about fall trends, we often think of cozy sweaters, thick scarves, flannel shirts, and knit hats. But shoes are just as important as all of the rest of your clothing. And while boots have their place [...]
Your feet carry the brunt of your body weight every single day and with every step that you take. Most people average between 2000-4000 steps per day, which means that your feet are doing a very important and often thankless job.
When a person has a higher than healthy body weight, that extra weight is adding [...]
Working in the wonderful world of retail sales can be a chaotic and exhausting adventure for just about anyone. When the holidays roll around, retail work can become one of the most stressful jobs to encounter, taking a tremendous toll on your feet and body. As a result, many retail workers are not fully accredited [...]
Thanksgiving is food. Not just any food, but many families have a tradition of cooking enormous amounts of sheer decadence on the holiday. It is said the average American gulps down a shocking 4,500 calories during a Thanksgiving meal!
Traditions make it difficult to navigate the Thanksgiving minefield, but let’s see if we can suggest a [...]
One of the things that make the Cuyahoga Valley National Park unique is the miles and miles of winding trails and paths. One of the major trails through the park is the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath trail, which runs almost 21 miles along the Cuyahoga River. The trail itself is lined with restrooms, spots [...]
Traveling in itself can be full of adventure and excitement, but when you take the time to walk and explore, there are so many more attractions and hidden gems that you probably would not know otherwise. As we begin our CityWalk Feature Series, slip into a pair of comfortable travel shoes and climb aboard as [...]
If you have a job that requires you to stand all day, you know how important comfortable shoes are to being able to make it through the day. All too often, we find ourselves having to sacrifice style for comfort, but thanks to KURU, the days of having comfy yet unattractive shoes are over.
On The [...]
When you are suffering from heel pain, such as Achilles tendinitis or bone spurs, seeing a doctor is probably on your list of things to do. Determining which doctor is best for your heel pain might depend on what caused the pain in the first place! If your heel pain is a result of a [...]
Fall is an amazing time of year! As the temperatures start to drop and the days start to get shorter, there are so many fun things to do outdoors. But if you have plantar fasciitis, heel pain, or other foot problems, you might be hesitant to grab a jacket and head outside. Luckily, KURU has [...]
What kind of things do you enjoy doing with your pumpkins? From painting to carving, to even launching across a field, these bright and luscious vegetables tend to take a real beating, but not always in the way a good diet food (link to other blog post) should. In fact, many people do not realize [...]
If you are an avid adventure fanatic like many of us, you probably already know that national parks around the US are warm, inviting, and exquisite and adventurous sights to experience. Join KURU on a weekly adventure and learn more about our national parks, familiarizing yourself with the history and uniqueness behind each individual and [...]
With the spooky season coming to a head tonight, many will be hitting the pavement. Whether you spend your time in a haunted corn maze or taking little witches and monsters door to door, chances are, you will be spending plenty of time on your feet, in the dark. Here are KURU’s favorite tips and [...]
If you are trying to squeeze one last adventure under your belt before things get cold and gloomy, slip into your good traveling shoes and hit the road or air with some of these great comfort traveling tips.
Always pack a hat and sunscreen. You never know when it will come in handy.
Trips are always easier [...]
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. It can range from mildly uncomfortable to quite painful, depending on the severity of the problem. Plantar fasciitis can manifest itself in the stiffness and soreness of the feet when you get out of bed in [...]
Why Your Shoe Size is Important...
You have probably heard the good old saying, “if the shoe fits, wear it.” While there is some truth behind that statement, there is also a lot of fib as well. Successfully slipping your feet into a pair of shoes is one thing, but a proper fit and accurate shoe [...]
Choosing the right athletic footwear for your needs can be a tricky process, but it does not have to be complicated! The best athletic footwear can help you reach your fitness goals and help improve your health, while the wrong shoes can leave you more prone to injuries.
Choosing the wrong athletic footwear could leave you [...]
Everyone has diet tips that they swear worked like a miracle for them. Unfortunately, some of those diet tips can send your body whirling into an abyss of unhealthiness that may lead to no return. Here are some of the worst diet tips we have ever heard.
Bad Diet Tip #1: Fat is Bad!
This is only [...]
The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta began 43 years ago in 1972 with just a handful of balloons taking flight in a parking lot. Today, this beautiful festival has attracted millions to New Mexico every second week of October for the event of a lifetime of fun, adventure, and an amazing experience. With over 500 ballooning teams [...]