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Plantar Fasciitis – Causes and Cures

On a scale of one to ten, Plantar Fasciitis is probably a solid nine when it comes to persistent, niggling injuries that you pick up as an amateur or professional athlete. That nagging pain in the sole of your foot can go from being an annoying inconvenience to an injury that could take you out for months if you're not careful. So how do you injure your Plantar Fascia, and what can you do to treat it if you are unlucky enough to pick up an injury?   What is your Plantar Fascia? Your Plantar Fascia is a ligament in your foot that runs from your heel to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot and acts as...

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Keep On Running – Just Do It Safely

No matter your gender, running on the streets is fraught with hazards, from pedestrians to dog mess to cyclists and cars. But for women, there is another hazard that is all too real - the risk of abuse and assault. With women's safety firmly back in the public consciousness due to recent tragic events, how can female runners keep themselves safe and minimise the risk of something happening to them while pounding the streets? It is a sad fact that if you are female and you regularly run outside, there is a good chance you have experienced some form of unwelcome attention while out running. While this does not always take the form of a physical assault, verbal abuse and...

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How Recycling Your Insoles Can Help Save The Planet

Here at Enertor, we are on a mission to help you reduce your carbon footprint one insole at a time. Here is how we are planning to do it. Climate Crisis You would have to live under a rock not to know that our planet is currently experiencing a climate emergency. The majority of people are now more aware of how their recycling habits can have a long-term effect on the earth. More than ever, people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and reducing the impact that their waste has on the planet.   To recycle or not to recycle? People will often send their unwanted clothes to the recycling bins, which means they can either be...

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5 Consecutive Olympics - What does it take?

Chris Maddocks is a race walker from Great Britain who, in the 50km race walk at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, became the first British track athlete to compete in five Olympic games. Following his retirement Chris became a sports journalist and commentator. In this interview Chris talks about his training, balancing life as a professional athlete with his work, and he gives an interesting insight into the world of race walking. I believe you are the only athlete in the UK to have competed in 5 consecutive Olympics? That's an amazing achievement. ​I'm the only man in British athletics to have competed at 5 Olympics 1984-2000.  I qualified for 6; controversially I didn't get selected for the...

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Top 3 Reasons to Wear Insoles

Insoles have benefits. Shoe manufacture's don't pay enough attention to what is inside the shoe and put too much focus on the exterior because after all, thats what the consumer see's.  So why then should we pay more attention to what's under our feet? We've outlined three top reasons to wear insoles below:   1. To help reduce pain and injury Firstly, they provide support for the foot to ensure good alignment. If your foot is not properly supported or aligned then you will be putting extra strain on your tendons, this can affect your Achilles, knee, shin, plantar fascia and even the muscles in your lower back. A good insole will help provide this support and reduce the risk...

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