Family Safety Tip: Time for New Shoes!
If you’re thinking about getting back to a workout routine in the new year…it’s also time to get a new pair of shoes to go with it!
Wearing old sneakers when you exercise can be detrimental to your health. The first thing that goes with old, comfortable shoes is shock absorption – which helps protect your feet and joints as you exercise. This can put extra pressure on bones – leading to soreness, and possibly a stress fracture. The fix? To prevent injury, stick to this shoe-replacement schedule: Buy new running shoes every 350 to 500 miles. So if you run 10 miles a week, you’d need to replace them after about eight months to a year. Also, you should purchase new walking shoes every six to nine months if you walk up to four miles a day, and replace aerobic shoes every six to nine months if you do three hours of aerobics each week.
Source: Prevention Magazine