Category: Exercise

5 Great Exercise Options to Help Manage Diabetes

If you’ve got diabetes, you’re well aware of what you need to do to control your blood sugar. Or are you? Many people with diabetes focus on what they should and shouldn’t eat. That’s really important. However, it’s only one piece of the puzzle. To manage blood sugar, you’ve also got to take your medications […]

COVID-19: Another Reason to Watch Your Weight

  If you’ve experienced weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic, the reasons aren’t too hard to find: you’ve slacked off your regular exercise routine (the gym’s been closed) you haven’t been going out, and you’re just not moving around as much there’s been an increase in baking (note the flour and yeast shortages at the […]

4 Simple Ways to Stay Active While Social Distancing

We’re seeing signs that social distancing in the U.S. is doing its job of slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, it’s also slowed down many people’s commitment to being physically active. Even if you were never a big exerciser, you probably moved around a lot more before the shutdown. But there is good news […]

What You Need to Know about Athlete’s Foot

The first thing to know about athlete’s foot is that it’s not just for athletes. Anyone can get it! Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that usually crops up in between your toes. However, it can spread to other parts of the foot. What fungus are we talking about? Well, there are many different strains […]

Best Exercises for Diabetics

Diabetes is a disease very familiar to podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM. Many of our patients here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center come in on a regular basis for diabetic foot care, such as full foot checks and nail clipping. Our patients know that even a small problem with their feet can easily and […]

Physical Fitness and Your Child’s Feet

Parents: if there was something that you could give your children that would make them… a). improve their school attendance b). perform better in school c). improve their behavior …would it make you stand up and say “I’ll take some of that!”? Well, researchers at the Department of Health and Human Services have determined that […]

Preparing for Hiking

It’s spring and the temperatures in our D.C. area are steadily climbing. What a great time of year to get out and do a bit of climbing yourself. There are some beautiful hiking trails in our Centreville, Virginia area and some compelling reasons to get out and walk them. Hiking can Give you a break […]

5 Indoor Exercises to Stay Fit

Now that the weather is colder, it may be a little more difficult to get your exercise in if you’re used to exercising outside. But don’t worry, there’s many ways you can keep in shape without stepping out of your house! Here are a few ways you can maintain your fitness while the weather is […]

5 Ways to Encourage Your Child to be Active

These days it’s common to see kids glued to a screen instead of running around outside. Videos and games have replaced outdoor exploration and simple social games. Kids are showing higher rates of obesity and other health issues. Also, being active isn’t just physically healthy, it’s also mentally healthy as well. Here’s a few things […]

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