Running

Buying the Perfect Running Shoe

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Richard Butler, M.S., U.S.P.T.A.

Feet are like snowflakes—no two are alike, including the two at the end of your own legs. And buying a running shoe with the proper fit and design for your unique needs—the type of running you do, your gait, your foot shape—will have a positive impact on nearly every joint and muscle in your body.

Choosing What Surface to Run On

Written by 
Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Richard Butler, M.S., U.S.P.T.A.

Unlike, say, swimming pools, running surfaces are virtually everywhere. A trail, a street, a park, a beach—you can tie on your sneakers and just head out of the door for some exercise.

Intervals, Explained

Written by 
Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Richard Butler, M.S., U.S.P.T.A.

Whether you’re ready to take your jogging workouts to the next level, improve your pace in an upcoming race, accelerate weight loss or maximize the minutes you spend logging miles, adding intervals to your running routine can help you reach your goals.

Mistakes Many Runners Make

Written by 
Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie

Running may be one of the simplest workouts you can do—tie your shoes, one foot in front of another, off you go—but there are some common mistakes that can make workouts less effective, raise your risk of injury, or slow your progress.

Outwit Running Safety Hazards

Written by 
Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Richard Butler, M.S., U.S.P.T.A.

Sure, you know better than to run down the middle of a busy street or to try to beat a traffic light, but there are other running safety hazards to be aware of on the road. Follow these simple tips to stay safe while running outdoors.

Start Running for Better Health

Written by 
Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Mike Siemens, M.S.

You’ve probably heard that running is a top calorie burner, stress reliever and health booster. Not sure your knees can take it? Contrary to popular belief, all that pounding doesn’t raise your risk of osteoarthritis, and it may even protect the cartilage in your joints.

The Benefits of Barefoot Running

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff

Before you kick your regular athletic shoes aside and jump into this popular running style, it's worth understanding what the barefoot method involves—and whether it’s right for you.