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Craig Payne

Member since: Aug 16, 2020
Published articles: 101

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The Concept of Arch Support for the Foot

The thought of the arches in the feet and the need for arch support has been argued for a quite a while. There are plenty of fallacies concerning "arches" and "arch support".What are the arches of the...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Diseases & Conditions Apr 14, 2021
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The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Led to a Running Boom

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences not only economically but also with mental health issues. It has forced people to become more resourceful and take steps...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Wellness Jun 02, 2021
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The Development of Foot Problems in Children

It is an obvious cliché that children are not just small adults. The growing child has developing bones and other body systems that mean that the nature of orthopaedic problems that children get are...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Diseases & Conditions Mar 06, 2021
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The Flat Feet in Children Controversy

Flat feet in children are a controversial topic among health professionals. The debate centers around if it needs to be treated or left alone as many of them grow out of it. Flat feet or a lower arch...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Diseases & Conditions Jun 09, 2021
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The Importance of Proper Foot Biomechanics

The foot is a vital structure for us to get around on. It has to work properly for us to stand, walk and run. Any sort of pain or dysfunction of the foot is going to affect the ability of the foot to...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Diseases & Conditions Mar 02, 2021
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The Importance of the Foot in Basketball

Basketball is a sport that puts a lot of demands on the body, especially at the professional level where sometimes there is a game played daily for several days. These demands on the body can...

Articles > Recreation & Sports > Basketball Jan 22, 2021
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The Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is one of the many vitamins that we heed for health and well-being and it is also considered by some to be the most important. Vitamin D is needed for the absorption of calcium from the gut...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Nutrition Nov 23, 2020
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The Kananaskis Resort

Kananaskis is both a Country and a Village in the park system of around 4000 square kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta in Canada and is part of the Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis Country is noted for...

Articles > Travel & Tourism > Destinations Oct 21, 2020
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The Legacy of Barefoot Running Shoes

About 2009 there started a trend in the running community towards barefoot running. The trend was to do away with the supportive and cushioned running shoes as they were considered the cause of a lot...

Articles > Recreation & Sports > Track & Field Dec 29, 2020
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The Legacy of the Running Coach, Arthur Lydiard

Arthur Lydiard was a very influential distance running coach from New Zealand and his legacy has had significant influence on the training of athletes today. Lydiard has been acknowledged for making...

Articles > Recreation & Sports > Track & Field Oct 03, 2020
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The Legend of the Barefoot Marathoner, Abebe Bikila

The marathon is the stuff of legends and is a really a hard distance to run, even for those who are trained. The marathon covers 42 kms and is hard on the body, particularly the feet which is why all...

Articles > Recreation & Sports > Track & Field Oct 11, 2020
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The Modern Day Treatment of Gout

Gout is one of those historical conditions as there are many mentions of it in past literature, at least since medieval times. The historical stereotype of it is that it is associated with the upper...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Diseases & Conditions Nov 17, 2020
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The Mystery of Covid Toes

COVID toes is a phenomenon that started to be reported in Spain and Italy at the start of winter during the first wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The reports were finding a very high...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Diseases & Conditions Oct 21, 2020
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The New York Marathon

The New York City Marathon is an annual marathon that passes through the five boroughs of New York City. This marathon is considered one of the USA’s premier sporting events. It is the largest...

Articles > Recreation & Sports > Track & Field Oct 18, 2020
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The Popularity of Parkrun

The parkrun (with a small "p") is a collection of more than 2000 5-kilometre (or 3.1 mile) events for walkers and runners that take place every Saturday morning in 22 countries around the world. In...

Articles > Recreation & Sports > Track & Field Mar 22, 2021
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Author Bio

Craig Payne is a University lecturer, runner, cynic, researcher, skeptic, forum admin, woo basher, clinician, rabble-rouser, blogger and a dad.