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So we’ve been working from home, or just spending a lot of time at home for the last two years, and the impact on our health has been substantial. For some, our health has improved with a renewed focus on what is important to us. For others, health has deteriorated because of inactivity and additional stress.
From a foot and leg health perspective, what are the consequences of working from home? Well for one, if you have cut out hours of commuting time, your step count may be way down, or the frequency of movement may have reduced. For example, if you partake in a daily walk, this is great but previously you may have been walking much more, with travel to and from the GO-station, using public transport, walking the streets of downtown Toronto, going out for lunch, taking the stairs at your office, and many more lifestyle movements that are now obsolete. Now movement may be limited from the kitchen table to the fridge and back. This can have a considerable impact on our cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. Secondly, for the 8-10 hours we are at work previously, we were typically wearing well-structured (and hopefully Align custom fitted) footwear – now, you may be wearing socks in the house?
Let’s look at some easy ways to get optimal health for our feet and legs.
As always, if you have any questions about your leg and foot health, reach out to the team at Align and we will be happy to help.
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