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Health Benefits of Walking

Walking is something nearly everyone learns to do as a child. As an adult, however, it is easy to ignore walking as a beneficial type of exercise. In fact, walking is an aerobic and cardio exercise that can increase strength, improve cardiovascular health, and even help you lose weight. Experts identify five types of walking that can lower blood pressure, increase energy, improve blood flow, and just plain make you feel better. Included are race or Olympic walking, brisk walking, Nordic or pole walking, speed walking, and Chi walking. Each of these walking styles differs somewhat in distance, speed, and other considerations, such as using poles. Probably the most accessible for someone starting out is brisk walking, mainly because there are few rules involved and it is easy to do with a friend. Brisk walking is done at a conversational pace and should not cause shortness of breath. Activating the core muscles is essential to proper walking in any form and also helps to reduce the chance of injury to other body parts. For more information about the benefits of walking as an exercise, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist. 

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Eugene Little, DPM from Foot and Ankle Centers of Ohio. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctor to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Sidney, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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