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The Differences between Walking and Running

There are a lot of reasons people go running, such as to lose weight or improve cardiovascular health. Many people also take up walking to meet these goals, but recent studies have shown that running may definitely be a more efficient way of becoming physically fit.

Running burns about two and a half times the amount of calories and regulates appetite hormones significantly better than walking does. However, whichever activity you choose to do, they both have proven health benefits like reducing the risk of conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol and boosting immunity to diseases.

When it comes to getting exercise, many people neglect to work out their feet. To learn about why you should exercise your feet, consult podiatrist Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry.  Dr. Chapel will show you different work out techniques and explain what their benefits are.

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, please feel free to contact our office in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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