Runners and non runners alike will likely have heard of this condition. Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a common affliction in runners.
It presents as pain or burning in the foot and heel, and can be especially bad for those first few steps in the morning. But what causes it?
In my last article I outlined the importance of competitive sports programmes for youth athletes and how they build employable, disciplined, leaders. It is easy to point out these positive traits and its evident, that highly motivated individuals, can perform at the highest level both in and out of the arena.
Can young athletes do it all and why they should!
In Asia especially, the pressure to maintain the highest possible school grades, as well as being competitive in every other aspect of life, including sport, is faced by youngsters on a daily basis.
Running is often likened to meditation in motion, and many people use running as an outlet to relieve stress and pent up emotions. This is beneficial, but many people also use running as a chance to ‘zone-out’ and either listen to music or play their day through their heads.