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Exercise

Your feet are one of the most overlooked body parts when it comes to exercise. As you exercise, pay attention to what your feet are telling you.

Consult your physician before beginning any fitness program. This includes a complete physical and foot exam. This is especially important for those who are overweight, smoke or haven't had a physical exam in a long time.

Proper fitness requires wearing the right clothes and shoes. Wear loose-fitting, light-coloured and loosely woven clothing in hot weather and several layers of warm clothing in cold weather.

People don't realize the tremendous pressure that is put on their feet while exercising. For example, a 150-pound jogger puts more than 150 tons runs of impact on his feet when running three miles.

Improper foot care during exercise is a contributing factor to some of the more than 300-foot ailments.

The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise:

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