Celebrate National Walking Day: It’s Good for Your Feet

WalkingOn the first Wednesday of every April, National Walking Day, we celebrate walking as an easy, safe way to stay in shape. We encourage our patients to embrace walking as a form of weekly exercise starting today. Why? First of all, it’s easy on your joints. Furthermore, consider these other advantages to walking: It’s inexpensive – all you really need is a good pair of…

5 Tips to Help You Hold onto Your Health and Fitness Resolutions

fitnessWhat happens about three weeks after the New Year holiday? Quitting happens, according to the fitness website strava.com. “Quitters Day,” January 19, is when many people abandon their fitness-related New Year’s resolutions. By some other accounts, 80% of us will last a little bit longer, giving up exercising and eating healthier around the first week of February. Quitter’s Day is probably not something you intend…

Foot and Ankle Conditioning Exercises for Everyone

Foot and Ankle ExercisesIf our podiatrists recommend physical therapy for foot or ankle pain, it’s for a good reason. Exercises targeted specifically for the feet and ankles speed up recovery from an injury and help you gain back your strength. But here’s a tidbit you may not have thought about: the kinds of exercises we prescribe post-injury are also great for anyone to perform anytime, anywhere. Foot and…

4 Ways to Boost Your Energy

Woman Exercising In ParkIf you’re feeling zapped of energy, you’re not alone. We’ve been enduring the global pandemic for over a year now, and it’s tiring, both physically and mentally. And the recent switch to Daylight Savings Time might have thrown your biological clock out of whack. So, it seems a good time to talk about various ways to put a spring back in your step. First things…

4 Ways to Jump-Start an Exercise Routine

39993245 S Exercise Workout Grass TreesIt’s probably safe to say that if you had a routine before the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s become difficult to carry it out now. However, your exercise routine doesn’t have to disappear. Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann strongly recommend that you find the motivation to keep working out or use this extra downtime to create a brand new plan. Exercise is…