Spring is officially here! It feels like New Year’s Eve was centuries ago, and our resolutions are a faded memory. If you’ve been keeping up with your own resolutions, good for you! For those of us who might have fallen behind, don’t worry. All of us at Connecticut Foot Care Centers believe it’s never too late to get off to a safe, slow start when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. No need to wait until the end of the year – today is the perfect day! Those around us may seem to be getting more and more active, but it’s important to focus on your own goals and fulfilling your potential.
What’s keeping you from getting fit? If you’re like most Americans, some sort of bodily pain or discomfort is preventing you from feeling inspired to get active. Nearly one in five people will experience foot pain or discomfort in their lifetime, yet only one-third of those affected will ever seek professional attention for their problems. Whether it’s painful heels, sore ankles, fallen arches, tender toes, or swelling and fatigue all over, foot pain is inarguably debilitating.
What are some ways you can start to get active today without putting added stress on your feet?
- Cycling or Biking - Although cycling and biking rely on your feet to pedal you forward, the frame of your bike takes the majority of your body weight off of your feet and ankles.
- Yoga - A gentle alternative to more intense exercises, yoga can help you lengthen and strengthen your muscles without putting intense pressure on your feet.
- Swimming - Arguably one of the best forms of exercise for anyone with bodily pain! Let the water take the weight off your muscles and tendons while you focus on a good workout.
Our doctors want to stress the importance of starting off slow. Dr. Jeffrey S. Kahn, Dr. Craig M. Kaufman, Dr. Ayman M. Latif, and Dr. Raffaella R. Pascarella are here to help. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you can’t achieve your goals without taking it one step at a time. Make it a priority to address that nagging foot or ankle pain today by contacting us to schedule an appointment at one of our six locations throughout Rocky Hill, Bristol, Middletown, Glastonbury, Newington, and Kensington, Connecticut.