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Being overweight may cause you to have uncomfortable perceptions about your appearance, but excess weight can have consequences far beyond just how you look. Hauling around more pounds than deemed healthy for your ideal body weight can create problems. Some of these issues may take time to show up, while others crop up quicker than you might expect.
When you are carrying a few too many pounds with you, it’s important to make sure you have the right kind of footwear. In this article we’ll show you what you need to know when choosing the right kind of walking shoes for overweight men.
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Last Reviewed on 12 March 2019 - Minor Update
Medical evidence has shown that being overweight for lengthy periods can actually have severe health consequences. Your joints are designed to support an optimal weight and when they have to cushion excessive pounds, they deteriorate (see article “Footwear for knee pain“).
Fatty tissue surrounds your heart muscle and other organs to compromise their ability to function properly. Obese people are prone to hypertension, diabetes, plus a host of other debilitating medical problems.
Increased Activity is the Key
Increased physical activity is a recommended solution for reducing weight, but you need to be cautious of creating more problems. In an attempt to remove excess pounds, people often damage joints, cause foot problems, or other injuries. If you injure yourself, your ability to be active is automatically going to be compromised.
One of the best ways to increase activity and lose weight is to walk. However, you need to take care of your joints. That starts with having the right pair of walking shoes. Here are four excellent shoe models for men to wear, which will help prevent problems and injuries.
Here’s video on this topic from eHow:
Good Shoes for Overweight Men
These models have a good amount of cushioning and a wide toe box: