Get a move on! National Walking Day is April 7

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National Walking Day is one of our favorite days at University Foot and Ankle Institute.

It’s a great time when all of our patients who work so diligently year-round keeping their feet healthy can put them to good work.

National Walking Day occurs the first Wednesday of April each year.

Before you begin walking, make sure you put on some comfortable shoes that provide maximum arch support.

Plan a route that will take you between 30 and 60 minutes. This is the fun part. Walking is really the best way to sightsee. When you are driving in a car, the world flies by outside the windows. You would be surprised at the amount of scenery you are missing.

The best part? You don’t need any special skills or talent. We assume that you’ve been walking since you were two years old, so you’re probably pretty good at it by now.

Ways to celebrate National Walking Day

Obviously, walking at any speed promotes health. The important thing is to know your limits. If you’ve been sedentary for a while, don’t push yourself. Listen to your body.

For those of you who exercise frequently, you may want to try race walking. Race walking is a fabulous form of aerobic exercise.

For ambitious folks, light jogging is always an option. This is for people who find that walking just doesn’t stimulate them enough. Don’t worry; jogging fits in fine with National Walking Day.

National Walking Day promotes health

If guilt is a good motivator for you, consider that almost half of adults don’t get enough exercise to improve their health. Walking is as good as any other form of exercise to get your heart rate up.

As little as 15 minutes of walking can reduce your yen for chocolate and other sweets. So next time you crave a package of Hostess Cupcakes, take a walk around the block.

And finally, a recent study found that people who walk 20 minutes a day five days a week chalked up nearly 50 percent fewer sick days than those who only exercised once a week.

Why Choose University Foot and Ankle Institute for your Foot and Ankle Care?

If you’re experiencing and foot and ankle problems, we’re here to help. Our nationally recognized foot and ankle doctors offer the most advanced foot care and the highest success rates in the nation. We are leaders in the research and treatment of all foot and ankle conditions.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call (877) 736-6001 or make an appointment now.

At UFAI, we take our patients’ safety seriously. Our clinics’ and surgery centers’ Covid-19 patient safety procedures exceed all CDC recommendations. Masks are required in our institutes at all times.

We are conveniently located throughout Southern California and the Los Angeles area as our foot doctors are available at locations in or near: Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Northridge, Downtown Los Angeles, Westlake Village, Granada Hills, and Valencia, California.

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