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Daniel Lieberman: The Story of the Human body: Evolution, Health, and Disease.

October 03, 2013 by Jamie Page

Daniel Lieberman: The Story of the Human body: Evolution, Health, and Disease.

Letting your feet do their thing, moving skilfully and utilising the complex muscular-skeletal and nervous systems ; that’s great, but it’s just one part of the puzzle. Yes, healthy feet and footwear are important for functional movement and essential for healthy locomotion but there’s more … the growing understanding of why humans are the way they are based on our evolutionary heritage is providing key insights on how to prevent many kinds of illnesses and injuries. Spearheading the research is Harvard’s ‘barefoot professor’ Dan Lieberman who’s book is out (3rd Oct 2013): The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health,... Read More

  Barefoot Running,  Barefoot Shoes,  Daniel Lieberman,  Evolution,  Human Body

Movement as Medicine

October 03, 2013 by Jamie Page

Movement as Medicine

Forget Obamacare and the NHS – What about a simple solution for the revolution in healthcare? Now we're not seriously suggesting that we abolish healthcare, we're simply asking the question: Can movement be medicine? Can exercise be used to treat illness and disease? A recent study in the BMJ has highlighted that exercise can be as good as prescribed drugs for people with conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. The metaepidemiological study of 16 meta-analyses looked at the evidence from 305 randomised controlled trials with 339,273 participants and compared the effectiveness of exercise against the effectiveness of drug treatment... Read More

  Barefoot Movement,  Movement As Medicine,  Natural Healthcare

Transition to barefoot…physical, mental and social.

March 08, 2013 by Jamie Page

Transition to barefoot…physical, mental and social.

This is a reaction to the recent findings of the Brigham Young University study regarding the importance of transitioning properly. The word transition is now a commonplace term with runners, especially for athletes who have chosen to ditch the cushioned running shoes. The most likely journey is from jogger to unskilled runner to finally reaching the skilled runner. But what does transition actually mean? In the context of running it is, as the dictionary definition highlights, the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another . With barefoot running there is definitely a physical change... Read More

  Barefoot Running,  Barefoot Walking,  Learn How To Move,  Learn How To Run,  Lee Saxby,  Mental And Social,  Motorskill Milestones,  Transition To Barefoot,  Transition To Barefoot…physical

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