Helpful Foot Tips: November

Helpful Foot Tips: November

Here are some great tips that will help you manage your diabetes or reduce the chances of you getting diabetes. Protecting your overall health as well as your foot health.

Eating the right foods

The recommendations is to eat healthy foods from all the main food groups. Having a good mix of foods that include fruits and vegetables is the perfect start needed to help your body. Grains, protein, and dairy are the other food groups that offer plentiful nutrients. Avoiding too much sugar is also a great recommendation to managing your diabetes for both your overall health and general foot health.

Exercising regularly

Making sure that you get enough exercise each day will make a big impact on your health. Regular exercise can help insulin (hormone for glucose) work better, improve body weight, lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart disease, and can even reduce stress. Simple exercises such as walking, swimming, and gardening can offer sufficient physical activity, especially for those who live a more sedentary lifestyle. The main thing is to make sure that you check your feet before and after any exercise you complete.

Avoid smoking

Smoking has been associated with many acute and chronic diseases that will heavily affect a person’s body. This is one of the main aspects that we try to look into. Even though you might not think smoking can affect the feet, the issues that will arise from smoking will negatively impact the health of your feet. Your blood supply and nerves can reduce, which will lead to further complications for foot health.