Keep Exercising! Here’s How.


You know that regular physical activity is critical to foot health and overall well-being, but it can be hard to stay motivated. It can be easy to talk yourself out of exercising. You might be tired or busy. It might be too hot or too cold or too rainy outside. Sometimes it feels like the hardest exercise to do is just standing up and getting off the couch!

Combined with a balanced diet rich in colorful produce, whole grains, lean protein sources, and low-fat dairy foods, regular exercise will help reduce your risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other dangerous illnesses. Here are some tips from Dr. James M. McKee to help you stay committed:

  • Schedule time to exercise and treat that time as you would an appointment. Block it off on your calendar. Decline other invitations during that time.

  • Make a date with a friend to take a walk or attend an exercise class. You’ll be less likely to cancel on someone else than you might on yourself.

  • Try something different. Join a sports league or take a new kind of class. How about gentle yoga for improved flexibility and balance?

  • Get yourself a new pair of sneakers. You’ll be more likely to exercise if your shoes fit well and are comfortable.

  • Never give yourself a hard time for “not working out hard enough.” Any exercise is good exercise! Praise your accomplishments and let go of self-criticism.

You won’t be able to exercise if you don’t take care of your feet. Be sure to see a board-certified podiatrist like James M. McKee, DPM, FACFAS regularly for examination, diagnosis, and any necessary treatment. Your podiatrist has years of specialized training and experience, and they are the best-qualified medical professional to care for your feet, ankles, and lower legs. Schedule a visit to our modern, comfortable office on Solomons Island Road. Call the friendly Podiatry Group of Annapolis, P.A. staff at 410-224-4448 or click here to get started today.