Michelle Schneider and Dave Dunn are on a treadmill while they work at their desks at Evolent, a health-care startup in Arlington, Va. Researchers are trying to determine whether the equipment allows people to burn off glucose that accumulates in the blood stream.
Michael Jensen, a researcher at Mayo Clinic is on the phone and on a treadmill at the same time. While David Dunstan, an Australian researcher uses a speakerphone so he can walk around in his office. Both are trying to find the link between sitting down and premature death. Based on their findings, these two have remained on their feet for the most part of their day.
Jensen explains that he and his colleagues at Mayo, in Rochester, Minn., were studying weight control when they discovered that some people "spontaneously start moving round and don't gain weight" when they have overeaten. "This really got us thinking about this urge to move," Jensen says, "and how important that might be for maintaining good health."
Your feet are just as important to the rest of your body. 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. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn 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.
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 office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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