Putting Your Foot Down: A Practical Guide to Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis (fashee-EYE-tis) is a painful condition of the plantar aponeurosis, which is the fibrous tissue in the sole of your foot. The suffix –‘itis’ means inflammation. The purpose of the plantar fascia is to uphold the arch of the foot by connecting at the inside of the heel bone and flaring down the foot to attach to the five toe bones. When it becomes irritated, it really takes the spring out of your step.

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Acne induced by exercise? Q & A with skin-care expert Sandra Alcide

Even if you don’t suffer from excessive acne, your training may be adversely affecting your skin. Yes, acne can be induced by exercise. But exactly what causes this? Scientists are still uncertain what the exact cause is, but they do have some worthwhile theories. Your lymphatic system is controlled by movement and operates best during exercise. The lymphatic system is also known as “the drainage system of the body”. This system consists of lymph nodes & vessels that carry lymph fluid around your body. This amazing circuit collects waste from tissues and returns it to the blood after it has been fully purified.

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