• Stay Healthy: 5 Ways to Exercise at Home

    The consensus among my physician colleagues is that there’s no better time than now to be fit and healthy. And with more and more mandates and recommendations to stay home to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, you may be wondering how you can exercise at home to stay fit. Here […]

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  • Foot Core OESH Shoes Are You Exercising Your Foot Core?

    The Foot Core System One of many nice things about human movement research is that you get to work with some truly brilliant people, like Dr. Patrick McKeon who published an article, “The foot core system: a new paradigm for understanding intrinsic foot muscle function,” in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. I had the pleasure […]

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  • Arch Muscles have a purpose, and yours are perfect!

    Now, THAT was a really nice study about arch muscles For one reason or another — as a scientific advisor, peer-reviewer, or just to stay current — I read a lot of scientific articles. And every so often, I might say out loud, “Now THAT was a really nice study.” Myself having published many scientific […]

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  • Spandex in shoes? Things you didn’t know

    Origins of Spandex You think of spandex in underwear, socks and yoga pants but probably not so much in shoes. Spandex has been used in different parts of shoe uppers for some time now but only in the past few years have you seen it being knitted into a singular piece of material for shoe […]

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  • Colors: an inspired art exhibit

    If you happen to be in Manhattan sometime over the next three months, I recommend stopping by the Freedman Art Gallery on the Upper East Side which is exhibiting a collection of paintings entitled “Colors” featuring work by over twenty-five artists including Josef Albers, Jack Bush, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, […]

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  • My Treadmill Training Tips

    Happy New Year! It’s time for New Year’s resolutions and updating my widely shared blog post on my treadmill training that I first wrote in 2014. Four years later, my New Year’s resolutions still involve running and I still faithfully run almost every single day. And because I don’t like running in the cold, the […]

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  • An ultimate guide for fibromyalgia

    Of the 10 million Americans who have fibromyalgia, 75-90 percent are women. To get good information on this debilitating medical condition, I encourage you to read this comprehensive guide on fibromyalgia.  VeryWell.com wrote this guide and had it reviewed by board-certified physicians. It not only raises awareness, it provides sound advice, including the latest research […]

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  • The best exercise for back pain

    A while back I wrote a post mentioning exercises from Eric Goodman’s Foundation Training program for low back pain. The Best Exercise for Back Pain is the Founder exercise: Besides the hip lunge exercise I described then, I started incorporating into my routine his most fundamental exercise that he calls the “Founder” exercise. I had had low back […]

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  • Yoga, Shoes and Hip Flexibility

    OESH intern, Kellyn, practices yoga in front of the waterjet saw We’ve started hosting some OESH Yoga Shoe tours this summer! Kathy Graham, an OESHer and a registered yoga alliance teacher, will be bringing her second yoga class up from Bedford, Virginia to our factory in Charlottesville this week. Like her previous class of students, [...] Continue Reading
  • A Peek into the Athena Sole – It’s like Honey

    Here is what the inside of an Athena sole looks like, pictured in black instead of green. All those little honeycomb spring structures can only be made with 3D printing. Pretty neat, right? OESH Shoes 3D Printed Honeycomb Spring Infill Continue Reading