Healthy Feet for Christmas?
It may not sound too glamorous but with the holiday season in full swing, some of us might be looking to shed some extra pounds that come with all the food and festivities.
While the numbers on the scale aren't the best determinant of health, there are some factors regarding weight and foot health that are worth considering:
When it comes to weight loss, we usually think about six pack abs or bigger arms rather than healthier feet. However, weight gain and foot pain are often connected.
A survey showed that 74% of individuals who were overweight, and 81% of obese individuals experience foot problems.
Those with obesity also have a higher chance of experiencing heel pain, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, bone spurs, and stress fractures.
Long story short, making some healthier food choices and being a bit more active during the holiday season won’t just help you improve your fitness, it will also help you feel better on your feet and minimize your risk of foot and ankle issues -- a gift that keeps on giving!