Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Best Race the Globe Has Never Seen". It offered an in-depth look at the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico's Copper Canyons. They ran hundreds of miles over rugged terrain in bare toes, and they ran into their 70's without any sign of injury. Die-hard runners took note, and made the switch.I wondered what physicians thought about them.Last year, Harvard scientists, demonstrated that men and women who run barefoot or with minimal shoes - as consumers have done for millions of years - usually land on their ft in a way that avoids a jarring impact. Much less pounding equates to less stress and injury on the foot.PBS has a video that visually demonstrates what your ft look like when they are running with regular sneaker vs.
what they look like when you're operating barefoot or with minimalist sneakers. It's fascinating to note how your ft land within the ground differently. Minimalist shoes have you land on the ball of your foot instead with the heel.The majority of physicians claim they may be indeed greater for your feet and "may" prevent injury. There's that word "may" instead of can, which doctors say when they want to cover themselves. Non-committal, still they state anyone with plantar fasciitis or any kind of foot injury from running may perhaps benefit from them.Physicians present the following advice for those who switch from a regular operating sneakers to minimalist sneakers. Start slowly.
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