Complete Lower Extremity Healthcare

140 Traders Way
Pooler, GA   31322

(912) 330 - 8885



By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
February 22, 2017
Category: Foot Care

February is Heart Health Month and the American Heart Association is encouraging people to strive to “get healthy for good.” That’s a plan that we at The Foot & Ankle Center, PC can definitely get behind. Our podiatrist, Leonard M. Talarico, DPM, believes i

n a total body approach to health. Your feet help the rest of your body stay healthy and the rest of your body’s health most definitely affects your feet. Here are some tips to get you on the path to a healthier you:

  1. Change your mind about food—eating smart isn’t about being “good” some days and eating whatever you want on others. Healthy eating starts in your head. Choose more lean protein, fruits and vegetables and less sugar and empty carbohydrates whether you’re eating at home, at a restaurant or a party. Control portion size (try using a smaller plate) and monitor what triggers you to eat more than you need to (mood, company, weather, etc.) Don’t try to change everything at once. Pick one habit and work to change that. Once you’ve incorporated that change move on to another.
  2. Move more—you can get fit by adding 22 minutes of activity a day to your routine. If that seems overwhelming, break it up into 10 minute segments: take a brisk walk at lunch, choose the stairs instead of the elevator, walk while you talk on the phone.
  3. De-stress—stress not only increases blood pressure it can be a trigger to eat more than you need. Find healthy outlets for stress relief: time with friends, a hobby you enjoy, volunteering. Be sure to get enough sleep, take your vacation days and give yourself calm times throughout the day to take a deep breath and get back on track.

To learn more about healthy habits for your feet and body, contact our Pooler office at: 912-330-8885. The path to being healthy for good begins with one small step. Start today!



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Podiatrist / Foot Surgeon - Pooler / Savannah • Leonard M. Talarico, DPM • 140 Traders Way • Pooler GA  31322 • 912-330-8885