Happy New Year!
New Years Resolutions
As we celebrate the end of a year we also have time to reflect on what we can improve on for the next year to come. Whether, we focus on new career milestones, reaching new fitness goals or just being a healthier person overall. Each new year, we encourage all of our patients to reach a high fitness level and we also want you to do it in a healthy way.
New Exercise Routine
A lot of New Year goals focus on weight loss; however, these can be achieved through eating healthier and living a more active lifestyle. In order to lose weight and keep it off, dieting is not enough; it truly is a lifestyle change. Try to avoid snacking between meals, especially junk food i.e. candy and fried foods. New workout routines, should be started slowly as you get more accustomed to the routine gradually increase the intensity and duration. By starting new exercise routines too quickly at an intensity or duration that your body isn’t used to, may increase your chances of injury. Especially, foot and ankle injuries such as ankle sprains, stress fractures, and muscle strains. Sometimes weight loss and weight gain can the direct source of foot and ankle pain.
Annual Doctors Appointments
Also keeping annual doctors’ appointments will keep injuries at bay. At your annual checkup we can evaluate anything that might be bothering you, each achy and sore that you might be experiencing after starting your new workout routine might turn into a sidelining injury. We encourage all of our patients on visiting us sooner rather than later for any ailment as opposed assuming it'll heal through time on its own.
If you or someone you know might be interested in discussing more about your foot or ankle health, to prepare you for your new year’s resolutions, don’t hesitate, come into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at any of our 3 offices in Frederick, MD or Urbana, MD.
By Alvin Bannerjee