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General Information About Fitness & Your Feet

Your feet can tell you so much about your overall health, yet they are one of the most overlooked body parts when it comes to exercise. Pay attention to what your feet are telling you when you are exercising.

When you begin any fitness program consult your physician. It is very important for those who are overweight, smoke, or haven't pursued any physical activity in a long time to have a complete physical and foot exam.

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) stresses the importance of foot care in exercising. People don't realize the tremendous pressure that is put on their feet while exercising. For example, a 150-pound jogger puts more than 150 tons of impact on his or her feet when running three miles. The APMA also reports that improper foot care during exercise is a contributing factor to some of the more than 300 foot ailments.

You can call our office at Southeast Podiatry to have foot exam with one of our doctors, Dr. Brent Harwood or Dr. Bradford Egly.