Saturday, June 02, 2007

Walking


I am reminded how popular this form of exercise is every time I am at the clinic this time of year. Lake Quannapowitt is frequented by many walkers who enjoy walking "around the lake."

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, walking is the most popular form of exercise. For tips on making the most out of your next walk, including shoe fitting tips, cool downs and your ideal heart rate visit their article Walking: Rx for Health, Happiness.

Reflexology is an excellent tool for the walker - it helps to improve circulation of the lower leg and foot while being a nice treat after "pounding the pavement." Some clients find Reflexology helpful for foot complaints such as Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs and general aches and pains of the feet. However, open wounds and sores or deep vein thrombosis are contraindicated in a Reflexology session. If you are unsure if Reflexology is right for you consult your doctor. Feel free to contact me for any information available in Reflexology research and your condition.

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