In order to live a healthy life, you need to eat a diet rich in protein, fruits and vegetables, and low in fats and sugars. However, another aspect of living a healthy life involves working out on a regular basis. Whether you enjoy going for a run or playing contact sports like basketball, it’s important to ensure that you are taking the best care of your body by wearing the proper footwear. Read on to learn more about the importance of wearing good shoes.
If you are playing a sport like basketball, then it’s of utmost importance that you wear basketball shoes that provide you with the correct ankle sport. Because the chances of rolling your ankle are high when you play sports like basketball, wearing a high top will help to stabilize your ankle to help protect you against any sort of sports related injury.
Virtually any sport, cycling and swimming excluded, involve some amount of running. And although running is great for your heart, it can wreak havoc on your knees. Because running involves placing a lot of pressure and impact on your knees, if you don’t wear the proper footwear, then you could experience injuries that range from tendinitis to a torn meniscus. When shopping for a running shoe, make sure that it has enough support for your foot so that it doesn’t slide around and enough cushion to help reduce the pressure on your knees every time you take a step.
Prevent against things like blisters and rubbing by wearing a shoe that fits snuggly. Although it might be more comfortable to walk around the store in a shoe that fits a little more loosely, you will want a shoe that hugs your foot while you are playing sports.
As you can see, there are many health benefits to wearing the proper footwear. To ensure that you protect your body from injury, follow the above tips. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with an occupational therapist, contact Sports, Occupational & Knee Surgery today!