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Additional Physical Activity in the Workplace Can Lead to a Healthier Lifestyle

obesity and your feetIn Arlington, Virginia, Michelle Schneider and Dave Dunn remain fit by working out on a treadmill. Furthermore, they work every day at Evolent, a health-care startup facility. Specialists are carefully detecting the affiliation between work-related labor and physical activity and are trying to increase the knowledge about it. They want to learn if by doing both, people could cut the quantity of glucose that gathers in their bloodstream.

Michael Jensen, a researcher at Mayo Clinic is on the phone and on a treadmill at the same time. Meanwhile, Australian researcher David Dunstan uses a speakerphone so he can walk around in his office. Both are trying to find the link between sitting down and premature death. Based on their findings, these two have remained on their feet for the most part of their day.

Jensen explains that he and his colleagues at Mayo, in Rochester, Minn., were studying weight control when they discovered that some people "spontaneously start moving round and don't gain weight" when they have overeaten. "This really got us thinking about this urge to move," Jensen says, "and how important that might be for maintaining good health."

Your feet are just as important to the rest of your body.  If you think you may have sustained a foot injury or developed a foot illness due to weight you should seek out the care of a chiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Dr. Hardy can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.

How Obesity Affects Your Feet

Extra weight can sneak up on anyone unprepared. It’s not until your feet begin to hurt at the end of the day when you realize they have been carrying your entire body weight. There are many side effects that occur in the feet as a result of having a few extra pounds.

  • Leaning forward (uneven posture)
  • Extra weight placed in the wrong parts of your feet
  • Development of Type-2 diabetes
  • Loss of sensation in the legs and feet
  • Small sores
  • Plantar Fasciitis

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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