Category Archives : Athlete’s Foot

Stock up on socks! Keep your feet covered!

While some may find it trendy to wear their loafers or boating shoes with no socks, this can be harmful for the overall health of your feet. Other than the obvious; stinky shoes and horrible foot odour that goes along with going sockless, there are various health benefits to wearing socks that many people are […]

Bests Sports Shoes for New Zealand Kids

Kiwis are renowned for their love of sports and adventure. Our future generation of athletes are running around on the playground at this very moment. Kids love to run. Those of us who constantly ran barefoot may be suffering the consequences now. Let’s protect those precious tootsies and provide them with the proper running shoes. […]

Healthy Steps Supports Ports Of Auckland Round The Bays

More than 30,000 runners are set to hit the pavement this Sunday March 8th, in Auckland’s annual Round The Bays fun run. Back in 1972, the Auckland Joggers Club organised an 8.4 kilometre running event that set off at Auckland Harbour, and followed Auckland’s shore line to finish up at St Helier’s Bay. 1200 people […]

Athlete’s Foot – How Contagious Is It Really?

Chances are, you may have the fungus that causes Athlete’s Foot on your feet at this very moment. The myth that needs to be dispelled is that athlete’s foot is easily contagious from person to person – with the itchy, burning condition arising the moment someone comes into contact with a contaminated foot bath, shower […]

The Barefoot Running Debate

Winning a gold medal in an Olympics marathon is one amazing feat, but doing it barefoot is an accomplishment on a whole new level. Abebe Bikila ran sans shoes in the 1960 Olympics in Rome and took first place. Bikila’s shoes didn’t fit comfortably, so he ditched them pre-race. His choice was due to his […]

Scientists Confirm Facts About Foot Fungus

Leave it to scientists to find a new way to explore the human body. Recently scientists have been looking at human beings as an ecosystem, and have already done a census of all the different bacteria that live in us and on us. Did you know that bacteria cells outnumber human cells in our bodies? […]

All About Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot isn’t a pretty site. Nor does it smell very good. And it itches and burns! And, well – it’s just plain horrible . Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is caused by a fungal infection of the skin on the foot and between the toes – especially between the toes, which is where it first […]