Concern regarding the fitness habits of employees of Washington, D.C has been on the rise. This concern has fostered an interest in the number of steps Capitol employees take each day. With new technology that includes smartphone applications and sensors such as the Fitbit; the steps, miles, calories burned, and the heart of users can be tracked. This new trend has been rising as a competitive fitness among workers. Offices are regularly holding competitions to ensure employees are completing their daily steps. Around 10,000 steps daily is considered a healthy recommendation according to fitness experts and dieticians.
Exercising the feet can be fun if done in a group as a healthy competition. To learn about other ways one can make exercising enjoyable, consult with podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of New England Foot & Anke Specialists. Dr. Tedesco will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.
Exercise for Your Feet
If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.
Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.
Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.
Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.
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