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Yoga For Runners #3

The Seated Forward Fold In today’s episode of Yoga for Runners, Dr Shyla Arya, from Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas, helps Dr Crane demonstrate the seated forward fold. This is a great pose for runners because it gives an intense stretch of your shoulders, back, hamstrings and calves.

Yoga for Runners #2

Downward Facing Dog In Part Two of Yoga for Runners: Dr Shyla Arya assists Dr Marybeth Crane from FAANT demonstrate the Downward Facing Dog Pose. This is great for runners to stretch your hamstrings and calves; as well as elongate the spine, strengthen and open your chest and strengthen your arms.

Yoga For Runners #1

The Bridge Pose Dr. Shyla Arya, from Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas in Grapevine and Keller, TX, was happy to mentor Dr. Crane in her yoga practice and to share her expertise with Dr. Crane’s running peeps. Yoga is a practice that combines stretching, strengthening, proprioception and balance. It is one of the...

Valentine: Running Shoes

Oh running shoes, how do I love thee Let me Count the ways….. You’re gently supportive without being too clingy. You stick with me mile after mile. You don’t mind when I replace you with a newer model. (Borrowed from active.com)

Are Custom Orthotics Worth It?

If you are a frequent visitor to Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas in Grapevine or Keller, TX, you probably already know about orthotics. Maybe you have even purchased orthotics.   A foot orthotic is an insole placed into the shoe that helps control foot position. There are two main types of orthotics: Functional and...

The Benefits of Yoga

Many runners feel that just running is enough activity to keep you happy and healthy. The older I get and the longer I run, I have come to realize that cross-training, stretching and strength training are very helpful in keeping me injury free. Yoga is a great way to stretch and get strength training at the...

Summer Heat Slowing Your Run?

The heat and humidity are back! Yes, I feel like I’m running on the face of the sun! But we have goals to reach! Remember that “Run 2,015 miles in 2015?” Yes, we’ve hit 1,000 miles, but we are a little behind our goal. So how should you adjust your training program as the summer...

Don’t Let Your Lawn be a Toe-Away Zone!

Another edition of “Stupid Things People Do to Hurt Themselves”: Lawn Mower Foot Injuries Your lawn could easily become a “toe-away” zone if you’re not careful when operating your lawn mowers. Just this weekend, while I was on call for FAANT, an unfortunate gentleman decided to mow his lawn in sandals, and ended up amputating...

Running During Pregnancy

So my last blog was about running after pregnancy. The questions that followed were more about running while pregnant. It seems that there are lots of women getting mixed messages about running while pregnant. Is it safe? The answer is, it depends. Let me start with I am not an OB/Gyn specialist. I am a...

Running After Pregnancy

So you are holding your new little bundle of joy, and after the first few weeks of sleepless nights and exhaustion are over, you start to think, “When can I get back to running? I feel FAT!” You are not alone! After having my first daughter, Alex, I started a marathon training program to lose...