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Exercise Tips to Enhance Your Workouts

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If your exercise routine has been in a rut or is non-existent, it is time to shake things up! Not only is it good for your overall health, there are some great events happening around Dallas, TX to participate in. On July 4th, 2014 you can run the Dallas 7k/4k — a fun way for the entire family to stay active! Before you set your spring training goals, follow these exercise tips to make sure your feet are conditioned and ready for working out.

These easy but effective exercises will target areas that will strengthen your feet and ankles to keep you safe and free of injury. Start simple by using only your toes to pick up objects off the floor and into a cup. See how fast you can do ten in a row. Next, balance on one foot at a time with your eyes open. Progress to doing this with your eyes closed, and then try on an unstable surface such as a wobble board or mini-trampoline. For the next one, sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Loop an exercise band around your toes and the other end around a table leg or bedpost. With the band taut, pull your toes back towards you as far as you can and then release. Do this exercise twenty times on each foot. A great exercise to prevent against Achilles problems starts with standing on the edge of a step. After pushing up with both feet, lift one foot off and allow the heel of your other foot to slowly drop below the step. Repeat with the other leg.

It is always a good idea to go slow and steady anytime you start exercising or add something new to a workout routine. Contact Dallas Podiatry Works if you have any kind of foot pain or discomfort that does not subside. Call Dr. Joel W. Brook and David R. Northcutt in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323 for an appointment today. 

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Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.

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