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By Joseph Stuto, DPM
June 22, 2020
Category: Exercise

At Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry, we know that the people of New York faced the brunt of the challenges associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. The state is now reopening in phases, joining other states.

Months of staying at home and social distancing has slowed down the explosive spread of the virus and allowed people to venture out. Physical activity was one aspect of our lives that took a nosedive, and it is only fair that we get our bodies slowly adjusted to the physical exertion but without pushing it too hard from the get-go.

Here are some tips to help you get moving again:

  • Motivate yourself: Be your own best friend and encourage yourself to find the drive that makes you resilient. Know that no one can do anything for you unless you help yourself first. It would help if you straightened your schedule out, set your goals, and get moving.

  • Mandatory checkup for your chronic foot problems: For those of you who suffered or are suffering from a chronic foot disorder, consult your podiatrist right away. With the right diagnosis and treatment, you can speed up your recovery.

  • Choose your sport wisely: You are the best judge of your fitness and physical capabilities. Prepare yourself before you start and make sure you take it slowly. Be it walking, running, or going to the gym, do not overexert.

  • Gear and footwear check: Shoes are specifically designed to provide comfort and reinforcement according to the physical activity that you choose. Use the shoes meant for that particular activity, for example, if you play tennis wearing your hiking shoes, you’ll end up injuring your feet. Also, replace your insoles with fresh ones if possible.

  • Step outside with caution: With summer in full bloom, it only makes sense to opt for outdoor activities. However, follow social distancing and take proper precautions.

The office of Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry is here to address all your foot and ankle concerns. For more information on our practice and the services we provide, call Dr. Joseph C. Stuto, in Brooklyn, NY at (718) 624-7537.

By Joseph Stuto, DPM
April 06, 2020
Category: Exercise
Tags: fitness   exercise routine  

With clear and strict directives to stay at home, and with the closure of most gyms, many of us are finding it hard to cope as there aren’t many options available to release that energy buildup. Some of us may have already given up on maintaining a fitness routine.

However, we at Joseph Stuto, DPM have news for you: You don’t have to let go of your fitness routines just because you are homebound.

Here are some ideas that can be adopted:

  • With remote working and flexible hours, you may now have the luxury to work out in the mornings in the fresh air, under the sun, on your lawns, terraces, and rooftops. Make the most of this!
  • For those who have exercise equipment at home, now is the time to take it out and use it. Make sure that you clean and disinfect your equipment before and after use, as sweat and germs increase your risk of being exposed to bacteria and infections.
  • Work out with your kids. Children are experiencing tough times too since they can’t go out and need an activity to calm their nerves as well. Make exercising a group activity so that everyone can benefit.
  • Join an online fitness group that operates as a virtual training session. Aerobics and yoga sessions are gaining the most popularity. Participants can follow instructions being given by the trainers and get the same feeling of working out as they would in an actual gym.
  • If you are an outdoor person, you may opt for walking, jogging or cycling as long as you maintain and follow the guidelines of social distancing.
  • After you are done with your work out, make sure you shower thoroughly and change into clean clothes. It is better to keep your workout gear separate from your daily wear.

In times like these, the essentials of a nutritional diet, adequate sleep, and regular exercise are key for healthy living and building up a strong immune system. We are now offering telemedicine. Dr. Joseph Stuto will be able for consultations if needed.  Call us at our offices in Brooklyn Heights (718) 624-7537 and Brooklyn (718) 567-1403, New York.