We talk a lot to you athletes and weekend warriors out there (hey, you guys are some of our favorite people and biggest supporters!) But not everyone is destined for sports greatness, or frankly even interested in pushing their limits in the gym/field/track/road/etc. That’s OK. There’s more than one way to stay active, and simple, low key activities like walking can have incredible health benefits, too.
In addition to helping maintain a healthy weight, walking…
- Lowers stress, lifts mood, and helps the heart
- Improves circulation
- Slows mental decline
- Improves sleep
- Encourages a feeling of connection with nature and with your thoughts
…All that and no special equipment is required–plus, walking is easier on the joints than running and is an exercise that folks of most ages and fitness levels can take on. Learn more about the wonders of walking here!
This just in: Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia has selected Foot Levelers’ Chairman and CEO Kent S. Greenawalt to induct into its Business Hall of Fame! The event is marked by a special awards dinner November 1, 2016 in Roanoke, Virginia, Foot Levelers’ hometown. Community business leaders are selected by a committee of their peers to recognize “their significant contributions to the Southwest Virginia region.”
If you’re in the area and want to attend the region’s “biggest night in business,” you can buy tickets here. The dinner takes place at the historic Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center downtown.
We’ll be counting down until the big day! And in the meantime, thanks Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia and congratulations Kent!
Check out this new Athletic TIPS from Dr. Pat Kennedy: “Treating Excessive Pronation in Football Players.” By some estimates, 77% of the population over-pronates–that’s 3 out of 4 adults! –making the entire body more susceptible to injury and disease (not just the feet). In a game as rough as football, it’s essential that athletes who over-pronate get treatment, and Chiropractic care + custom-made orthotics offer research-proven results.
(…But you don’t have to take our word for it. Just ask the NFL!)
Want to learn more about pronation? You can dig a little deeper into the topic here.
We ❤ summer! Foot Levelers’ custom orthotic flip-flops help balance the body’s foundation and give you the support you need through all your summer activities!
Check out this new TIP on keeping young runners injury-free from our friends at Athletic TIPS! Step 1: Fit the athlete “for custom-made flexible orthotics for support, symmetry of the arches, and shock absorption.” A body balanced at its foundation works better, stronger, and is less likely to get injured. Read more here!
It’s almost time for the U.S. Open! Golf + Chiropractic are a natural fit–just ask defending champion Jordan Spieth! FL’s ParFlex custom-made orthotics are research-proven to help on the green, too–learn more here!