If you’re suffering with chronic pain in your heel or foot, you’re not alone. An estimated one million people visit their doctor each year due to plantar fasciitis, a chronic degeneration or breaking down of the dense connective tissue that runs from your heel to the base of the toes.
According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach (a fancy way of saying it’s based on scientific research and data) to preventing, treating and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones.
When we think about exercise, it’s easy to overlook the cumulative benefits of activity, or not being sedentary (what I call wasting calories). Researchers have studied individuals who start an exercise program, and an unexpected thing happens. Individuals who start exercising regularly often do a little less during the rest of the day