Another Reason to Keep Running Through the Holiday Season

According to a study published in the Journal of Physiology, regular exercise serves to tame your blood sugar and fat cells even if you ingest more calories over the span of several days.
 
The study itself focused on twenty-six men, each who overate for a week. Some of them increased their caloric intake by 50% and did not exercise while the others increased their intake by 75% and ran for at least 45 minutes a day. While both groups had a surplus of energy, a.k.a holiday weight gain, the runners had stable blood sugar levels.
 
Dr. Dylan Thomas, who was involved in the study, said that “If you are facing a period of overconsumption and inactivity, which is probably quite common around Christmas time, then our study shows that a daily bout of exercise will prevent many of the negative changes from taking place even though you are gaining weight.”
 
Exercising your feet can increase the fitness level of your whole body. To learn more about proper foot exercise, consult with a podiatrist like Dr. Kevin Sunshein of Sunshein Podiatry Associates. Dr. Sunshein suggests options for a routine to get your feet strong and healthy.

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 one our offices in CentervilleDayton, and South Dayton, OH. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment services for all your podiatric needs.

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