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How to Go Camping like a Pro

Camping is enjoyable way to spend time in nature. You can camp overnight, for a weekend, or a longer trip. You can go to a favorite campground, hit the back country, or just pop up the tent for the kids in the backyard. Whether you’re a beginner or consider yourself...

10 Summer Safety Tips for Greater Outdoor Fun

Once warm, sunny weather arrives, family fun and outdoor activities rank high on the to-do list. Your days can fill up with swimming, golfing, playing tennis, picnicking, camping, and other activities. Also, summertime means taking time to get away for weekend...

9 Healthy Habits for Better Sleep

Not getting enough sleep can make you grumpy and out-of-it the next day. Additionally, insufficient sleep can cause health problems like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. However, by practicing these healthier habits on a consistent basis, you...

Lower Extremity Pain Can Affect Your Sleep

Do you have pain in your back, hips, legs, or feet that’s robbing you of much-needed sleep at night? Lower extremity pain can be hard to deal with during the day and much less at night. If you’re not getting the sleep you need due to pain, it can be downright...

Are You Stressed? Try These 12 Stress Management Tips

We all experience stress from time to time. Job, money and health issues as well as family responsibilities rank as some of the top causes of stress in our lives. However, stress management is possible. What Is Stress? Stress is your body’s way of handling any kind of...

What Do You Know about Pain?

If you’re like most people, you probably would answer this question with “A lot.” But do you really understand everything to do with pain? Pain is a universal disorder. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, pain is “an unpleasant sensory...

Are You Choosing the Right Socks to Wear?

Did you know that your socks are more than just a fashion accessory? Whether it’s hot or cold weather, your choice of socks can help keep your foot health in optimal condition. The dark, damp conditions found in your shoes can promote the growth of bacteria and fungi,...

Happy Holidays from the WalkEZStore

The WalkEZStore crew – Kathy Carandang, certified pedorthist, and Julie Lundin-Shadinger, customer service manager – wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBiA-ojvr9w&a2_cs_key=2376124   WalkEZStore Gift Certificates...

7 Remedies for Foot and Leg Cramps

Have you ever been out for a run or drifting off to sleep when suddenly, without warning, the muscles in your foot or calf forcibly tighten up involuntarily? Foot and leg cramps, also known as “charley horse, can be quite painful. Typically, you have a to find the...

Autumn Foot Pain Could Be Due to Summer Flip Flops Use

Have you noticed that your feet have been hurting recently? Well, if you lived in flip flops all summer and part of this fall, that could be your culprit. At the WalkEZStore, we’ve already heard from people complaining of foot pain this fall. After Kathy Carandang...

Haflinger Slipper Close Out Sale at the WalkEZStore

Now that the weather is getting colder, you’ll want to keep your feet warm during cold mornings or evenings. The WalkEZStore is having a close out sale on select varieties of Haflinger slippers. You may be a current wearer, who loves these comfortable German slippers,...

Reflexology: Promoting Overall Health from the Feet Up

Are you stressed out? Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Do you suffer from migraines and headaches? You may want to consider the ancient Chinese practice of reflexology. Sometimes called zone therapy, reflexology divides the body into ten vertical zones....

How Aging Feet Require Care and Maintenance Like Your Car

Do you regularly maintain your car? Wash it? Change the oil? Replace the brake pads and tires? Fix the body when it gets dinged up? If you want your car to continue looking good and working efficiently, you need to care and maintain it frequently. Otherwise, your car...

How to Get Moving with the Fitbit Culture

Did you know over one-third of Americans are obese? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), obesity can lead to serious medical conditions, like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. It’s no wonder obesity is such a hot topic...

Why We Walk with a Heel to Toe Stride

Have you ever been at the park and watched people walking their dogs? Dogs tend to trot along by walking on the balls of their feet with their heels up in the air. Whereas, people tend to walk by striking their heels first and moving forward by placing their feet to...

Build Foot Strength to Prevent Injuries

Did you know your abdominal muscles aren’t your body’s only core muscles you need to be strengthening? At a recent medical conference, Irene S. Davis, Ph.D., PT, FACSM, FAPTA, FASB, professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical...

Earthing: A Natural Way to Better Health through Your Feet

In today’s demanding, technology-driven work, your life is likely go, go, go. If you’re going full speed ahead all day long, your stress levels are probably high. When you’re stressed, your physical body can suffer. You may experience anxiety, depression, insomnia, a...