Study suggests Overexertion while Running can be Detrimental

According to a new cardiology study, vigorous running over 7 mph, over 2.4 hours a week, more than three times a week can be as harmful as not exercising at all. Published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, the paper suggests that there may be a point at which exertion becomes threatening and overrides the benefits of an active lifestyle. Some doctors are cautious of what the study may suggest. Dr. David Bach, a cardiologist and avid runner, cautioned, “It’s important for people not to selectively use the research published recently as a reason not to exercise, when conditions that afflict sedentary people, like obesity and diabetes, are so prevalent.”

Maintaining a healthy weight and an active lifestyle can promote not only foot health, but overall health. To learn more, speak with Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will provide you with quality podiatric care. 

Obesity and your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling. Being overweight is one of the main contributors to foot complications.

Problems & Complications

Extra Weight – Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for your feet. As your weight increases, your balance and body will shift, creating new stresses on your feet. This uneven weight distribution can cause pain, even while doing the simplest tasks, such as walking.

Diabetes – People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has a drastic impact on the health of your feet. As you get older, your diabetes might worsen, which could lead to loss of feeling in your feet, sores, and bruises. You could also become more prone to various infections.

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

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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