The new year brings the promise of a fresh start and a chance for change. Many of us have taken the time to set goals to improve our health and fitness. Beginning a new activity such as running is a great way to kick start the journey toward better fitness, and there is indeed no better time to start than now.
As we begin down this path, we are often bombarded with a plethora information about the best ways to run or the best shoes to wear. In particular, barefoot running has changed decades old thinking about how to run and what to wear when we run. Let’s consider what the research has to say about what we should and shouldn’t be doing when we run.