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Are You Ready To Go Minimal?

4 simple self-tests to assess your readiness + how to improve your foot strength, flexibility, sensitivity and skill

By now you’ve heard that the running shoes you’ve worn the past 20 years are bad: They’ve become crutches that have weakened your feet, altered your stride, provoked injury and made you slower. The most zealous advocates of minimalism suggest you dump your shoes completely, while more moderate voices advise choosing minimalist shoes that allow your feet to move and cushion themselves naturally. If you agree that you should be running in less controlling, less cushioned shoes, where do you start? How do you know if you’re ready, where you may be weak and what you can do to improve? What shoes should you wear now? Read full article at Runners World

Publications

MAF Profile: Mission to heal, MAF, April 8, 2016

Free Your Feet, Blue Ridge Outdoors, April 2016

Top 5 Health and Fitness Myths Busted, Blue Ridge Outdoors, February 2016

Blue Ridge Outdoor Pioneer, Mark Cucuzzella, Blue Ridge Outdoors, 2016

Two Rivers Treads, Top 100 Small U.S. Businesses, Small Business Revolution, 2016

WVU doctor helps create program to provide healthy fruits, vegetables to SNAP recipients, West Virginia University Today, November 11, 2015

Moving toward a healthier lifestyle, The Shepherdstown Chronicle, November 2, 2015

Running a Marathon? Last-Minute Tips Before the Big Race, Department of Defense Live, September 12, 2015

Take Two Apples and Call Me in the Morning, Modern Farmer, June 2, 2015

Medical Schools Recognize Importance of Lifestyle Choices, Association of American Medical Colleges, January 2014

You Don’t Know How To Run, Outside Magazine, April 2013

Minimalism in The Long Run, Running Times, March 13, 2013

Are You Ready To Go Minimal? Running Times, April 2012

The Once and Future Way to Run, The New York Times, November 2, 2011

Running expert talks barefoot method, American Observer, April 28, 2012

Dr. Cucuzzella Drops the Knowledge Bomb on the Nation, Trail Runner NationJanuary 31, 2012

Minimalist Shoes Are Not Just For Running. The Washington Post, September 13, 2011

Two Rivers Heritage Half Marathon, Four Mile, and Kids Fun Run. Washington Running Report, May 9, 2011

Good for the Soles Natural Running Center Offers Education and Tools Including kigo footwear.   PRLog, April 26, 2011

Are You Jogging the Right Way? MSNBC, April 4, 2011

The 8 Essentials of Barefoot Running.  Outside Magazine, February 2011

Public Event on Tap for Runners.  Shepherdstown Chronicle, January 28, 2011

Re-Evolution of Running. Washington Running Report, January 19, 2011

Natural Running Center Opens in West Virginia. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, August 2010

Run Softly, Naturally: Can a Gait Makeover Improve Your Running? Running Times Magazine, March 2009

Podcasts

Be Your Own Health Advocate (At Any Age), Minimalist Marathoning, and More on MAF vs. Race Pace, Endurance Planet, May 30, 2016

Healthy Eating with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Trail Runner Nation, Feb 2016

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella Teaching Medical School Students About Low-Carb Nutrition, Livin La Vida Low Carb Show, 2016

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