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Small Weight Increases can affect Feet

Even Small Increases in Weight Can Take Toll on Feet: NJ Podiatrist

    Even small amounts of excess weight — common in a country where two-thirds of adults and one-third of kids are overweight or obese — can take a toll on feet. “Overweight people are going to get increased swelling especially with the heat, arthritic changes because of the joints. Obesity causes a lot of ailments,” says Dr. Scott Warren of the Academy Podiatry Associates in Mount Ephraim, NJ.

   The bottom line, according to Warrren, “. . . If people went out and walked for 30 minutes a few times a week and ate better, they would be better off. Obesity leads to other things. It puts stress on the body. From a biomechanical standpoint, it’s our metabolism. People who are sedentary can’t lose weight because their metabolism doesn’t stay up.”

July 8, 2010 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , , , | Leave a comment