Keep your feet Happy and stay Healthy!

We don’t often think about our feet, yet they carry us everywhere throughout our lives. If you’re working on getting or staying healthy through exercise, the proper footwear should be a priority for your fitness regime. Here’s a quick look on different types of fitness footwear and some tips on buying them:

Walking shoes should be your go-to footwear for all around exercising. Whether you walk fast or slow, at a park or on a treadmill, walking shoes give support to your entire sole to keep it properly padded and protected.

Running shoes have extra support on the balls of your feet, just like basketball shoes. This is because of the extra punishment your feet take when you run, so if you’re into running or jogging these will serve you well.

Hiking shoes or boots are usually styled higher to protect your ankles when walking on uneven ground such as you’ll find on a hiking trail. Their usually made tougher too, so you won’t have to worry about them tearing from use.

When you’re shopping for shoes, plan to go after work instead of on your day off. The reason is that your feet will be a bit bigger at the end of the day, so you’ll get a much better fit overall.

If you buy a pair of shoes you absolutely love, note the brand, style, and size. Go online and do a search for the same shoes and when you find them on clearance buy several more pairs.

Before you buy, download the Groupon app. Then all you need to do is search for your favorite shoe store to find big savings in coupons and discount codes!

If you have problems with your feet such as painful areas, don’t wait too long before getting it checked out. A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in foot problems, and she can prevent a problem from getting worse. If you’ve been having problems with a bunion or reoccurring blister or pains in the arch of your foot have it checked before resuming your fitness regime!