Stay Active To Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Did you know that increasing your physical activity is one of the top ways to reduce your risk for heart disease? February is American Heart Month, and Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center knows foot pain is one of the many reasons patients may be holding back from a consistent exercise routine. If you have foot or ankle pain, schedule an appointment today. There are also connections between foot health and heart health.    

What are the benefits of physical activity?

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing common heart disease risk factors.

Here’s how exercise can help:

  • Aid in loss of excess weight
  • Manage stress and improve mental health
  • Lower risk for conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and more

Are there different types of physical activity?

Yes, here are a few categories with examples:
  • Aerobic activities
    Running, swimming, and walking
  • Muscle-strengthening activities
    Lifting weights and climbing stairs
  • Bone-strengthening activities
    Jumping rope and lifting weights
  • Stretching
    Doing side stretches and yoga

How can foot pain impact physical activity?
We encourage patients to put their exercise routine on pause if they experience foot or ankle pain. Instead, we recommend that they schedule an appointment with their podiatrist. Here are common foot pain causes:

How can I prevent foot pain?

  • Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist before you begin a new workout
  • Wear the proper footwear, including supports like orthotics
  • Stay hydrated and stretch before and after each workout
  • Ease into physical activity and allow recovery time

We’re here to care for your feet and ankles while you meet your health and wellness goals. At Carrollton Foot Center, our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, treats a various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins Counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

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