runnersWhether it’s to lose weight, increase the strength of one’s cardio muscles, or get a rush of endorphins, the reasons why people go running are innumerable. It’s clearly one of the best ways to stay in shape and increase the health of one’s heart.

Now new research has come to light that shows that running is definitely a better way to slim down than walking is. A person who runs for an hour burns an average of about 800 calories, as opposed to 300 for someone who walks for that time. Running also helps maintain a better balance of appetite hormones in the body. However, both are good forms of exercise and can reduce the risks of hypertension, diabetes, and more. 

Running is just one of many ways to provide the feet with the workout they need. To learn more about exercising the feet, contact podiatrist Dr. James C. Ricketti, DPM of Hamilton Square. Dr. Ricketti will explain how exercise makes your lower extremities stronger and help you get started on your own workout routine.

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.

Exercises

Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office located in Hamilton Square, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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