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By Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry
February 15, 2021
Tags: foot conditions   stress  

Did you know that stress, high blood pressure, and poor foot health are interconnected? Yes, it’s true! High levels of stress, increase your blood pressure and put you at risk for many health problems, including restricted blood circulation, heart problems, diabetes, inadequate healing, and more. All these conditions affect your feet adversely as they become prone to sores, wounds, and infections.

While we celebrate American Heart Month at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry, our experts recommend that you adopt the following lifestyle changes so that you and your feet enjoy a healthy life:

  • Exercise daily: Strenuous exercise is not recommended, especially if you have not been working out for a while. Start slow and increase your pace gradually. Set realistic and achievable goals so that you remain persistent and steady throughout the year.
  • Stay connected: With closure and restrictions in social interactions due to COVID-19, many people have and are still suffering from depression, loneliness, and isolation. Use social media platforms to stay in touch with your loved ones, as it will not only help them, but also allow you to maintain a positive state of mind.
  • Eat healthily: Adopting healthy eating habits will enable you to enjoy life in all respects. You will feel fresh, light, and avoid numerous problems associated with being overweight like diabetes, flat feet, arch pain, plantar fasciitis, and more. Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables and avoid fried and sugary foods.
  • Stay hydrated: Avoid fizzy drinks and sugary juices. Drink plenty of water and use electrolytes to keep yourself hydrated at all times.
  • Sleep well: Most people tend to underestimate the role of adequate sleep in staying healthy. 7-8 hours of sleep a day is a must to allow your body to repair and rejuvenate any damaged tissue, especially in your lower limbs and feet.

If you notice anything unusual in your feet like numbness, changing skin color, tenderness, inflammation, or swelling, it is best to talk to your podiatrist. Contact the office of Dr. Joseph C. Stuto, Dr. Joseph A. Stuto, Dr. Lisa Fuchs, and Dr. Momna Younas at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry in Brooklyn, NY, to schedule an appointment. You can call us at either of our two convenient office locations: Brooklyn - Heights, NY (718) 624-7537 or Brooklyn, NY (718) 567-1403.

With the rapid spread of this infectious virus, many people are concerned about their safety and wellbeing. 

In tough times, “health” somehow tends to take a back seat for many people. However, in these challenging times, we at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry are here to encourage you to stay healthy and safe because that is our top priority.

While it is true that there are certain groups of people who face a higher risk of being affected, taking a few simple precautions will help them greatly.

Especially those who are diabetic, have respiratory or heart-related diseases, and the elderly, should follow these guidelines strictly:

  • Avoid crowded areas, as exposure to others, increases the risk of contracting the disease.

  • Wash your hands, arms, and face properly. Taking a shower after coming back from outdoors is highly recommended.

  • Wear clean clothes and disinfect your living area frequently.

  • Follow a healthy routine that includes a nutritional diet and regular exercise. These are essential for building a strong immune system.

  • Stress tends to affect our sleep as well.  Getting an adequate amount of sleep is essential, or else your health will suffer; 7-8 hours of sleep is a must for a healthy person to function properly.

  • Don’t let your fluid intake drop. Staying hydrated is important if you want to stay healthy and active.

Staying healthy is also essential for the health of your feet. If you become lazy and fall into the trap of being idle, your feet will suffer the most. Not only will you experience problems with mobility, but you will also increase the risk of issues associated with weight gain like diabetes, heart issues, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and more.

The office of Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry is taking every necessary precaution to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy. Dr. Joseph Stuto and his dedicated team are adhering to all CDC guidelines on the containment COVID-19.