Lunch and learn: The Right shoes for you
It depends when the pronation occurs, but usually you can go for a motion-controlled shoe. When you go to the store to buy shoes try on different kinds and walk around in the store with the shoe on. Focus on the shoes on your feet and try to feel them out to see if they have level of comfort and support that you’re looking for. Practice a nice gradual foot pattern when walking with them. Shoes should be comfortable with no arch pain. Recommended shoe line: Asics, brooks. Shoes must also have a solid sole.
Talk to your doctor, there are different kinds of inserts: the ones you buy off the store shelf and the ones that are custom made by your doctor; if there is no constant nagging pain, I would recommend that you forgo inserts.
As we get older, out gait pattern can change, we can get shuffling feet and trip hazards and our reflexes can get slower. Also as we get older, stabilizing and supporting muscles are very important to activate the necessary muscle for the activity because our muscles becomes less supportive.
Any kind of shoe that provides proper stability. Look for walking/jogging shoes. Be sure to test the shoe's sole to determine it's flexibility.
That’s a toe-up runner, the best way to fix that is to buy shoes with a rubber or plastic material over the toe area. Also keeping your toenails cut can prevent the holes from forming.
Most modern-day shoes are designed to be “put on and go” meaning there is no need to break them in, but you might need a transition period because you’re switching shoes. Start easy when using the shoes. The best times are Christmas, black Friday and the end of June and start of July because they have clearance sales. It is cheaper to buy 2 identical pairs of shoes because you can switch them out and they wear out less often. Also save the specific shoes for the specific event. Ex:Basketball shoes for just basketball, running shoes for just running etc.
Lunch and learn: Heart rate management
Sleeping pattern is an important variable, keep a journal to track your sleep pattern. Sleeping during the day instead of napping can throw off your sleep rhythm. Eating past 6 p.m. and what you eat can be a factor. Caffeine past 6 p.m. can also be a factor. Most importantly talk and check in with your doctor. Anxiety and stress are the number 1 factor that keeps me up at night. Covid-19 is playing a key role in elevating the stress in our lives. A good strategy is to keep a pen and paper by your bed so that you can write down the important thoughts so that you don’t forget and alleviate the built-up stress. Meditation and prayer can also be helpful to slow your heart rate down and calm your brain.
It is an android based app only. If you go to the play store and search "pulse heart rate monitor", you will see some good options there.