Gear to Get You Moving
Whether you’ve been active in the past or not, it’s not too late to start now. So, find the gear to get you moving.
Regular physical activity is important to help maintain your health—and exercise is especially important for people with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes, according to Diabetes.org. Balancing healthy eating habits and physical activity is one way to help manage diabetes or if you’re at risk.
It’s important to note that you should speak with your physician or healthcare provider before beginning any physical activity. If you have any diabetic complications, there may be specific exercises that you should avoid.
Whether you’re interested in aerobic or strength exercises, if you’ve never been active or haven’t participated in activities for a while, then you should start slowly.
To help you get started on your road to activity, it’s essential to get supportive footwear to protect your feet and help deliver stabilization when you move. Here are some Dr. Comfort® shoe suggestions to help you stay comfortable and move with support.
Gear to Get Your Moving
Move each day comfortably in supportive gear.
Whether you’re going to start walking, begin a strength training program, bike or join a group fitness class, it’s essential to wear shoes that support your feet and your body’s movement. Dr. Comfort® has a variety of athletic shoes that offer style and functionality as well as protective toe box, ventilation, and comfort.
The Men’s Performance is a lightweight cross-trainer that delivers arch stability, support and comfort. Whether you want to do a strength program or low-impact cardio activities, this shoe can help support you.
The Women’s Katy is a stylish and lightweight athletic shoe that offers a no-tie elastic lacing system, cushion, ventilation and a wide toe box. The Katy can help support you throughout your activity of choice.
Take your adventures outside and explore in comfort. Hiking is one way to get outdoors, take in all that nature has to offer, and participate in a low-impact activity. But before you hit the trails, you should make sure you have a supportive shoe that won’t hurt your feet. From comfort and support to stability and full top-grain leather, the Dr. Comfort® Men’s Ranger and Women’s Vigor are rugged enough for your outdoor adventures.
Swimming is another low-impact activity that helps strengthen your muscles and cardiovascular health. But, it’s important you wear shoes that have a rubber sole to help prevent slippage as the surface can be slippery. Whether it’s the beach or pool, slip on a supportive sandal. Check out the men’s sandals and the women’s sandals.
Sometimes your shoes need added comfort—especially during activity. The Dr. Comfort® Gel Inserts provide medial and lateral stability to help deliver bio-mechanical support and balance when you move.
Note: Speak with your healthcare physician before beginning any new activity.
The contents of this blog were independently prepared, and are for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily indicative of the views of any other party. Individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient-specific attributes and related factors.