Our Top 5 Ways to Keep active.
There's no reason why wide or problem feet, or advancing age should prevent you from being active. In fact, it's potentially more important that we keep active as we age to prevent issues from arising.
NHS guidance suggests that adults should do some type of physical activity every day, including strengthening activities that work major muscle groups at least twice per week - such as yoga, gardening, work with resistance bands or even carrying heavy shopping bags! - do at least 150 minutes of moderately intense or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity each week. Find out more at https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/.
But many of us find it difficult to meet these guidelines, especially if we suffer from foot pain caused by poorly fitting footwear. So we're looking at some top tips for being active, suitable for all!
Our #1 tip though, start small and slow and build from there. Rome wasn't built in a day, but injuries can happen instantly if you jump right in!
Walking is an excellent way to keep active and is something accessible to most. You can go to your own speed for a gentle stroll or take it to the next level with brisk walks, hikes or even a specialist style of walking.
Many people with wide or problem feet can find difficulty with discomfort even walking, but with DB Wider Fit Shoes you can get out in style & comfort, with our huge range of wide fitting shoes including active leisure shoes, sporty boots and even waterproof wide-fitting hiking boots.
Don't know where to start? A Google search of "walks near me" will provide many available routes, or free apps like Go Jauntly provide detailed descriptions of local walks, organised by distance to your location or your location of choice. Easy!
If you really get the bug you could explore more intense styles of walking such as hiking, especially if you live in or near one of the hillier regions of the country, or could even join a Nordic walking group for a different experience altogether with excellent social benefits.
5. "Fasted Cardio"
Whilst not an activity group in itself, "fasted cardio" can be one of the most effective ways to burn fat and to keep weight off, if that's your goal.
Essentially, "fasted cardio" just means doing your NHS prescribed "moderate exercise" (exercise that gets your heart rate up) first thing in the morning, before brekkie.
Whether for you that means a brisk walk, a jog or even a full-on workout. This way the body will provide the energy supply for your activity rather than the food you've just eaten. Then when you do have your brekkie, that energy can be used to fuel your day.
There are many other activities that you can take up to keep active and meet those NHS guidelines but these are some of our favourites.
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