Happy New Year Fashionistas! I hope everyone out there had a very happy holiday season.
As we all know, with a New Year come new possibilities. Everyone makes their New Year’s resolutions, with the intentions of sticking to them, and this year I will be sticking to mine. My number one New Year’s resolution this year is to lose weight and eat healthier, and so far so good. I know for myself, after all of the holiday food and treats, it feels great to eat a little healthier and work out my body a little more. My BFF also has the same resolution, so we are working out together, and we are giving each other encouragement and support, which always makes it easier. I highly recommend getting a friend to do physical activities with, it makes it more fun, and you can push each other a little, which is great motivation.
When getting into shape and changing your diet, it’s always a good idea to speak with your doctor and/or a nutritionist to go over your specific dietary needs and your weight loss goals. This ensures that you will be losing weight safely and the right way for your body.
Another very important part of physical activity is, of course, having the right kind of shoe. When buying sport shoes, be sure to let the sales person know what kind of activities you will be doing, so that they can direct you to the proper shoe to wear. The proper shoe will not only make your workout more comfortable, it will also help to prevent foot and ankle injuries.
There are sport shoes on the market for every type of physical activity, from running, walking and hiking to aerobic, tennis and basketball. There are also cross-trainers if you are planning to encompass multiple physical activities in your workout routine. With all of these choices, it can be very difficult to pick the right shoe, which is why it is important to ask the sales person at the store, as they are the professional, and have the knowledge to direct you to the right fit for your needs. Be sure to let the sales person know if you are performing a certain type of exercise three times a week or more, as this will also help them find the shoe for you.
It’s always best to try on shoes in the afternoon or evening, or even after you workout, as your feet are the biggest at those times. Make sure to try on your shoes with sport socks to ensure that they are a good fit (if you wear orthotics, be sure to bring those with you to try on shoes as well), and walk around a little in them to make sure they are comfortable. You should also be able to wiggle your toes in the shoe, and there should also be about ½ an inch between your big toe and the end of the shoe. Be sure to bend the shoe as well, to make sure that they aren’t too flexible and that you will have the proper support.
As important as it is to pick the right shoe, it is equally important to take care of those shoes. To keep them looking and smelling good I recommend using the Tana® Sport Care line, they even have the Tana® Heel Zorbs, to give you extra shock absorption for that extra bit of comfort. By clicking here, you will be able to see all of the Tana® Sport Care products. Make sure to ask your shoe sales person, for the Tana® Sport Care product that is right for your new shoes, to keep them looking and smelling like new.
Until next time Fashionistas.