Fitness and Health 2012 - put your best foot forward!

The new year is the perfect time to set some goals for your health and fitness.

Whether it be loosing weight, training for a particular event or simply getting fit, now is the perfect time whilst the sun is shining and the weather is warm. Unfotunately I see many people with the best of intentions but have niggling, injuries or pain holding them back. The best way to avoid this is to ensure you prepare yourself correctly prior to starting a new activity or exercise.

  1. Start by thinking about the type of exercise you want to do and how you can fit it into your lifestyle.

  2. Set yourself small goals and don't try to increase your activity too quickly. This is how overuse injuries develop! It takes time for your body to adapt to a new activity and if you push it too hard too quickly you will undoubtly end up sore! Seek advice from a health care professional or personal trainer if you are not sure how much is too much.

Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne April 2012 Event

Only 156 days to go until the 2012 Oxfam Trailwalker Event Melbourne!

The Oxfam Trailwalker event is scheduled for 20-22 April 2012. With the trail starting in Wheelers Hill and moving through a course in the Dandenong Ranges.

By now most people have organised their teams of four. I know a few teams have even started training already! Great work guys!

The more preparation you can do for a gruelling event like this, the better.

The majority of teams do not complete a single 100km walk in preparation for the event.

Therefore issue's may strike during the event, that you have not experienced while training.

From your training you may start to notice pains or sore spots in your feet.

This can be caused by many factors including structure of your foot, choice of shoes and socks.

A podiatrist is trained to assess and treat problems with your feet.

Podiatrists can also provide you with tools and knowledge to be self sufficient between checkpoints during the event.



Leah Waters Podiatrist MelbourneWritten by Leah Waters

Leah Waters is a Podiatrist and founder of Pivotal Podiatry Clinic, a Melbourne based Podiatry Clinic.

You can find Leah on Google+ and Facebook. Leah made this website to help people understand more about Podiatry. To read more about Leah click here.

To make an appointment call (03) 9939 3339.


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