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This is How Text Messaging Can Improve Your Health

This is How Text Messaging Can Improve Your Health

by Christine Skelly on Feb 20, 2016 0

There’s a seemingly unlimited amount of uses for your smartphone these days. We use phones as an alarm clock, a newspaper, a flashlight, and a camera. Many people track their health and fitness using smartphones and applications. It’s common for people to record how many steps they took in a day or how many stairs […]

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You Were “Born To Run”: A Book Review

You Were “Born To Run”: A Book Review

by Christine Skelly on Aug 11, 2011 8

The Bible of Barefoot that sparked interest in FiveFingers, barefoot running, and the return to a more natural way of running in the interest of health made it’s way into my fingers about two weeks ago, after my father had finished turning the last page. He welcomed McDougall’s strong use of “word pictures” and I […]

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Blisters Are Beautiful, Wouldn’t You Agree?

Blisters Are Beautiful, Wouldn’t You Agree?

by Christine Skelly on Aug 10, 2011 5

The title of this post may justify why my family members smile and nod politely whenever I tell them of my running affairs. The fact that I like blisters, or get excited about getting them may be unusual to a general populous, and maybe even to the running community. But to the even smaller sect […]

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Living Fully, Inside and Out

Living Fully, Inside and Out

by Christine Skelly on Aug 08, 2011 1

There are few things done directly these days. In the age of convenience and technology there is nearly always a middle man or a device involved in the transactions we conduct, bringing distance between you the viewer and the experience you don’t feel like experiencing. I am proud to say that I believe that this […]

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6 Reasons to Love Free Feet (And Not Miss Shoes)

6 Reasons to Love Free Feet (And Not Miss Shoes)

by Christine Skelly on Aug 01, 2011 7

I don’t miss shoes. When I step into a pair of freeing FiveFingers, I don’t miss shoes at all. I find that I miss feelings associated with shoes, often feelings that are social external feelings of approval instead of self generated feelings of approval. So why do I still pine for others to compliment me […]

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Foot Arthritis: Barefoot a Help or Hindrance?

Foot Arthritis: Barefoot a Help or Hindrance?

by Christine Skelly on Jul 25, 2011 13

Barefoot has turned the research of foot health on its head in recent years. “How could less cushion protect my feet”? “Why do my shoes make my feet hurt?” It has never made sense why more cushion has caused more pain than good, but wherever media turns its head, so does the consumer, and thus […]

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Exploring Belle Isle

Exploring Belle Isle

by Christine Skelly on Jun 22, 2011 4

There are few places where you can go running, biking or even hiking in woods while the busy city roads buzz above and around you. Even few options are available if you add ing swimming and sunbathing on smooth rocks. My recent expedition took me through all of this and more, and it was not even […]

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FiveFingers Hitting the Mainstream

FiveFingers Hitting the Mainstream

by Christine Skelly on Jun 20, 2011 6

Several of us around the site have reported on FiveFinger sightings that rise beyond the obscure savvy runner. Celebrities and general well-knowns are outing their toes and have been spotted in FiveFingers – such as Scarlet Johansson, Keith Olberman and Sergey Brin (one of the founders of Google). The phenomenon is beginning to hit a […]

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Handmade Shoes and Huaraches

Handmade Shoes and Huaraches

by Christine Skelly on Jun 16, 2011 1

I have been on an anti-consumerism kick lately, trying to shed much of my material goods in an effort to get rid of all of the clutter in my life. This is especially true with how fed up I have become with the culture of shoes for every occasion, especially in the realm of female […]

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