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Fitbit Promotes Walking Competitions in D.C.

 Lawmakers and administration officials have a new trend to compete over that is non-political: their health. Thanks to smartphone apps and sensors such as the Fitbit, Washington, D.C. employees are making sure they get in their recommended 10,000 steps a day. Due to recent technology, anyone that owns a smartphone can track their steps, miles, calories burned, and heart rate and office-held competitions over the daily amount of steps ensures the new health trend. “The type of people you find on Capitol Hill are very competitive by nature,” said Alexa Marrero. “You have a bunch of Type A personalities in jobs prone to keeping you behind a desk all day, so there are a lot of people who have found this as a fun way to get up.”

Walking is a tried and tested way to successfully exercise the feet. To learn more, consult with Dr. Stephen Kinard of The Foot & Ankle Associates of North Carolina. Dr. Kinard will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

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.

Exercises

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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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in North Carolina. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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