Featured / April 16, 2014
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 [...]
Now that the temperatures are beginning to cool, it is the perfect time to grab your favorite pair of outdoor shoes and get moving. Fresh air and mountain trails are invigorating to the soul, and having the best outdoor shoes can take you to new and marvelous destinations.
Supportive outdoor shoes can help you achieve your [...]
A perfect fall getaway does not have to include all the hassle and stress of a traditional vacation! Many great adventures are waiting for you just around your own town. With a pair of great travel shoes and a sense of curiosity, you are well on your way to a mini vacation within the comfort [...]
Overpronation affects almost everyone in varying degrees of severity. This means that even if you do not have pain, you very likely could in the future. Read along to find out how you can correct and avoid overpronation, and the health risks that come along with it.
What is Overpronation?
Pronation is the movement of a foot [...]
When you think about the impact and stress your feet take in with each step you take, you may find that you take your hardworking feet for granted. Unfortunately, this is the case for many people, but likely higher among women due to the numerous varieties of high heels available. For many women, comfortable heels [...]
Whether you are focused on weight loss, better health, or stress relief, you can never go wrong with staying focused on your cardiovascular fitness. Keeping strong and healthy exercise patterns helps you prevent disease, keep your body weight at a normal level, and even sleep better. The benefits of good cardiovascular fitness extend far beyond [...]
While kids may not always appreciate their vegetables, developing healthy eating habits early in life is crucial to helping kids understand good nutrition later in life. The earlier you begin with your children, the easier it is to help them develop healthy eating habits, but it is never too late. Here are five smart tips [...]
Nature is not just full of beauty. It is also full of benefits for the mind, body, and soul. Studies show that spending time outdoors with the best outdoor shoes on your feet can boost your mood while reducing recovery time from illnesses, surgeries, and other physical or mental conditions. Slip into the best outdoor [...]
Why Travel Exercise?
When people travel, they often get off of their normal routines. Consider the number of people on some sort of trip or vacation at any given time. Add to that how important exercise is for your body, and you can see how many people may be missing out on benefits of travel exercise.
Have you ever felt stiffness and soreness in your feet when you get out of bed first thing in the morning? Perhaps your feet are achy and stiff after a good run? If so, you may have experienced the discomfort of plantar fasciitis. Your plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that serves [...]
Hitting an amusement park or venturing down a street of shops? No matter what you are choosing to venture out and do, casual sneakers can be a fun way to spice you up, while keeping you cool. Let’s face it, we all like to make a fashion statement at some point in life, right?
4 Things [...]
Lots of people know concrete and asphalt can be bad running surfaces for their feet. And yet that is where most people tend to run. Concrete and asphalt are everywhere, so it makes sense that they are common running surfaces. But they cause your feet to take the greatest impact and can cause a number [...]
Once the trick or treaters have gone off to bed after a long day of sugar highs, have you ever found yourself wondering what to do with all your pumpkins? Many people throw these amazingly good diet foods in the trash once Halloween ends. Truth is, many people are not aware that pumpkins are considered a [...]
If you refuse to let the upcoming cold and snow keep you from hiking up a gorgeous, frost covered mountain slope, use our checklist to make sure you have the right kind of hiking gear to keep you safe and warm during your hike.
Winter Hiking Gear Checklist
1. It’s All About the Layers
If you are going [...]
What vacations do you have planned in the next few months? As you travel, what type of footwear do you choose to wear? Many people do not realize the importance of the best travel shoe and often times regret the type of footwear they chose to wear while traveling. Here are 3 ways the best [...]
Why do Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis?
Those who have plantar fasciitis know the everyday pain that never seems to go away. It starts with the first step out of bed each morning. Not only is the pain a lot to take but if left untreated, plantar fasciitis can become a chronic condition.
One simple way to treat [...]
For many many years, the role of the man has been to provide and protect for his family. Aside from a daily workout, a jog around the block, or even a fun hike, many men work countless hours for the good of their family. Without the best mens shoes (link to other blog post) on [...]
Have you suffered from running injuries in the past? Unfortunately for some, the excitement of warmer spring weather can overtake the steps needed for preventing running injuries. Before you take off for a good run, here are some helpful tips for preventing running injuries.
Preventing Running Injuries Tip #1: Avoid “terrible too’s:” One great form of [...]
5 Benefits of Drinking Water
Whether you are trying to maintain a healthy diet or not, water is always a critical part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here are some reasons why water should never be left out of your healthy diet.
Drinking water helps to maintain the balance of body fluids.
When trying to maintain a healthy [...]
While there are all different types of footwear for the trails, do you know which type is right for you? Before you buy new hiking boots, consider the perks of trail shoes to see if they might meet your needs a little better than traditional boots.
There are several factors to consider when it comes to [...]
Different sports require different things out of their athletes but one thing is certain: the shoes you choose can make a big impact in your performance! For athletes, the shoes they wear can either slow them down or speed them up. Having the right fitness shoes can take your performance to the next level, and [...]
Patellofemoral pain syndrome, more commonly known as runner’s knee, is the most common knee running injury among runners. It is estimated that nearly half of all runners will suffer this knee running injury at some point or another. This common knee running injury manifests itself with pain on, around, and sometimes even behind the kneecap [...]