Everyone loves to start their new year with a resolution to do better. The seemingly most popular resolution? Losing weight. Diets, gym memberships, and exercising all around. But before you begin to over-do it with the exercising, know that foot injuries can happen in the blink of an eye. It something most people may overlook when they begin to go to the gym or head out for the first run of the new year. Here are a few tips to keep your feet going strong in 2016:
-Get fitted for good shoes! This cannot be stressed enough. If you don't have good support, you are risking injury every time you head out to exercise.
-Know your boundaries. If this is your first time beginning an exercise regimen, start out slow. Increase your activity over a period of time. Over exerting yourself and your feet put you on the fast track to foot and sprains, strains, and fractures.
-Keep your feet dry by changing your socks out after you exercise. This is the easiest way to prevent bacteria and fungi from building up on your nails and feet.
-If you think you have an injury, don't try to just push through it. Ankle sprains, heel pain ,and tendonitis are common injuries that can be made worse if ignored. The best resource is your podiatrist. Get your injury checked out before it becomes worse.