Exercise Walking Benefits
For those with poor circulation in legs and arms, walking for exercise and increase the size and efficiency of vessels, preventing further issues in the future (including heart attacks!).
It is important to keep a stable day-to-day walking shoe, while also making sure to wear the correct shoes if you have an existing foot condition. No matter the shoe, it is important that it feels stable to you.
If you are planning on starting a regular walking regimen, then great foot care
must be maintained. Make sure to wear thick socks, have well dried
feet, powdering before putting on absorbent, balanced shoes. It is also important to maintain nails.
Additionally, for walking it is best to avoid the over-the-counter remedies for more serious issues like corns or calluses, as this can cause more damage than good. Always see a podiatric physician first!
Before you start your walk, make sure to stretch and properly to avoid muscular issues. Additionally, it is important to set goals for your walking. Start by slowly making small walks a habit, adjusting in frequency and length as time moves on.
When exercising, listen to what your body and your feet are telling you. If you are feeling pain or discomfort, you might be doing too much too quickly. Give yourself time to slowly improve without causing damage to your feet.
Always remember to see your doctor first before beginning a fitness plan.
When beginning a fitness routine, it is very important to have the proper shoes. Podiatric physicians show that sturdy, well-fitting athletic shoes of the proper size are best. It is important to have shoes that are flexible at the ball of the foot, with cushioning, arch support, and plenty of room for your toes. This can also be assisted with a cushioned sock for reinforcement.
Call us or visit us today so we can recommend the right shoe style for you!
When you exercise, you are putting tremendous pressure on your feet. Even without exercise, foot issues can cause problems with your knees, hips, and lower back. Healthy feet are critical to a successful fitness program and exercise routine. There are over 300 different foot ailments, so it is important that you reduce the risk of suffering from them by having the proper shoes and foot care.
The human foot is complex, containing 26 bones, 33 joints, and a large network of tendons, muscles, and ligaments. To keep this complex human machine running, it is important that you keep your feet healthy for daily pursuits and fitness programs.
Conditions that Impact Exercise
Fitness & Your Podiatrist
While a Podiatrist's main focus is the feet, they are fully aware of everything that goes into a yearly checkup. Aside from this, foot issues may be signs or symptoms of other issues within the body. Visit us today and we will consult with your primary physician to make sure you are in the best hands possible.