Foot ExerciseAccording to research by the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, suggests standing up on your feet, unassisted, from the floor is a good predictor of future survival.  

"We found that the inability to sit and rise from the floor was related to lower survival, irrespective of age, sex and body mass index," the researchers wrote. So, If someone were to get-up without assistance they would live much longer than those who would need to rest their hand on the knee or assistance. More importantly, if you have trouble rising to your feet, can exercise help you regain that ability? The report doesn't say. But exercise sure can't hurt, says Josh Karow, fitness director at the Rochester Athletic Club.

Working on your feet can be tough on your feet. A podiatrist like Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey understands the complications this can have on one’s health.  Dr. Ricketti will guide patients in the right direction and provide you with the appropriate treatment options.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you to 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 often we 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 not to have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure its good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rise, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, also flexing the toes and involving the shins may help too. It is best to speak with your doctor regarding how to do these fitness steps and how often is right for you. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different and it varies from individual to individual to determine what should be done for you to maintain strength in your feet.
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, contact our office in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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