Most people in first world countries are not getting enough exercise. We eat too much food and sit at desks all day, and only some of us bother to hit the gym a few times a week. Sedentary lifestyles can lead to chronic disease and illness, but luckily there are simple answers to these dilemmas. Walking only a few thousand steps more than you already are has been shown to increase health levels, both physical and mental.
- If you overpronate — sending your weight over your inner arch — you can increase the risk of foot and able injuries.
- Never underestimate the importance of a proper warm up and cool down period, which helps ensue that muscles get the proper blood flow.
- Orthotic weights placed in your shoes can help promote proper distribution of weight while walking.
“Research shows that physical activity is the key to a healthy lifestyle.”