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 [...]
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 [...]