Walking meetings are a great idea to get your butt out of your desk chair!
Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a "walking meeting" — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.
The achilles tendon is the tendon for the calf muscles, the soleus and gastrocnemius, attaching onto the heel bone. It is commonly inflamed in runners and athletes who increase their training load too quickly, resulting in achilles tendonitis. The new inflammation causes micro-tears in the tendon. Without rest from your sport, the tendon will start to break down, become more painful, and thicken. This is called achilles tendinosis
The healing time for Achilles tendonitis is shorter, taking several days to 6 weeks. For tendinosis, the expected healing time is more variable, taking upwards of 6 months to heal.
If you notice swelling, redness, or warmth through your achilles it is important to act right away to prevent a tendinosis. Perform hot/cold contrast, rest, and start gentle stretching exercises. If it persists don’t wait to call you physiotherapist. The longer you wait, the longer the healing time.