Obesity and Physical Activity are on the Rise

Obesity has been widespread in America for several decades. The ailment already accounts for roughly 60 percent of females in some counties. Luckily, physical activity has been increasing too, keeping counties in California, Kentucky, Florida and Georgia in mind. Unfortunately, while more Americans are getting more workouts into their schedules, just as many are in distress from obesity as well.

 “More aggressive strategies to prevent and control obesity are needed. Diet and changes in individual behavior are key components,” according to Dr. Ali Mokdad, study researcher and professor of global health at the University of Washington. The study found that more men have been keeping physically active, but that the increase in physical activity from 2001 to 2009 was greater in women. Obesity is often linked with health conditions such as Type-2 Diabetes and diseases of the heart, and should be addressed.

Experts blame excessive eating and drinking for the increase in those prone to obesity. Your feet are an important part of your body, and if you think you may have sustained a foot injury or developed a foot illness due to weight you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC.  Dr. Kahimov can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.

Obesity and your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling.

Problems & Complications

Extra Weight– Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for your feet.

Diabetes– People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has an impact on your feet.

Plantar fasciitis – Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger this, which is an inflammation of tissue along the bottom of the foot. 

Solutions 

Footwear – Specially made footwear that supports your joints, arches, and ankles, and allows room for good circulation is a great option to mitigate pressure and pain.

Orthotics– These special inserts are inserted into shoes to absorb shock and also support your arches to keep your feet properly aligned.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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