Managing weight problems has become more important now than ever before, considering the rate at which obesity seems to be spreading in the world.
According to the World Health Organization, obesity has tripled around the world since 1975, with numbers expected to go higher.
Being such a common problem, it is helpful to understand the impact of obesity on the feet. After all, your feet support the weight of your whole body everyday.
With extra weight constantly placed on the feet, there is a risk of developing foot problems over time. This makes it necessary to lose the additional weight and prevent these problems from becoming worse.
A study by Dr Karen Mickle from the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living highlights the impact of obesity on foot health in participants over the age of 60 years. It was found that foot pain was common amongst the participants.
Repeat this exercise four-five times for each foot until you feel your calves loosening up.
It is better to opt for footwear with enough room for your feet to move and function properly.
In case you have diabetic feet, a special double-cushioned Bi-Lam cover can be included in your orthotic to protect your feet from blisters and ulcers.
People often wonder if there’s a cure for flat feet. While it is tempting to seek out a permanent solution for the condition, it helps to know which treatment is the most effective in getting results.
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