In life the most precious moments usually come in small, seemingly inconsequential doses, but carry a huge meaning when we stop to think about it.
For instance, take your footsteps: the sweet serenity of swift movement along with a healthy breath of fresh air can put you in a wondrous, peaceful mood.
Whether you are walking, running, jogging or fast stepping to catch a ride, your feet are your engine of good health.
Feet that are kept strong and pain free, brings you higher mobility so you can travel easier, take on more, and reap the benefits of a active life.
Here are tips that will ensure your feet are in the best shape possible.
10 Simple Ways To Keep Your Feet (and you) Fit
1. Wash your feet well
Keep your feet clean by washing them every day in warm soapy water, but don’t soak them, as this might destroy your skin’s natural oils.
2. Dry your feet thoroughly
Dry your feet thoroughly after washing them, especially between the toes which is where fungal infections such as athlete’s foot can develop.
3. Moisturize and file
If your skin is dry, apply moisturizing cream all over the foot, except for between the toes. Gently remove hard skin and calluses with a pumice stone or foot file – don’t overdo it though or skin will grow back harder than ever.
4. Cut toenails carefully
Trim your toenails regularly using proper nail clippers. Cut straight across, never at an angle or down the edges. This can cause ingrown toenails.
5. Shop for shoes in the afternoon
Shop for shoes in the afternoon. Your feet swell as the day goes on and if shoes fit in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest, you can be assured they will always be comfortable.
6. Footwear tips for work
If you have to wear heels at work, wear comfortable shoes to and from the office and only wear your smart shoes once you’re in the office.
Also, try to vary the heel height, between low, medium and high. Read how to choose the right footwear for work.
7. Limit time wearing high heels
Be shoe savvy.
Wear high heels and pointed shoes for special occasions only, and always wear the right shoes for the job (so no sandals for mountain climbing).
Read this guide to choosing the correct shoes.
8. Always use fresh socks
Change your socks daily to keep your feet fresh.
Read advice from the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists on buying socks.
9. Watch out for foot fungus
Wear flip-flops to avoid catching athlete’s foot and warts when you use public areas such as gym showers, swimming pools or hotel bathrooms.
10. Use caution with flip-flops
Flip-flops are great for getting around the beach or pool or short trips, but they generally don’t provide support for your feet and can give you arch and heel pain if you wear them too much.
Extra tip: Advice for aging
The older you get foot care becomes even more important.
Age takes its toll: your skin thins, your joints begin to stiffen and your feet become more vulnerable to the cold.
Since our feet tend to be a focal point of other ailments such as diabetes, circulatory, and nerve damage, it’s important to have a podiatrist you can call on right away if you experience pain.
Ultimately, your feet are the best method of slow travel, which is the easiest, cheapest way to get around.
If you spend the extra time today giving your feet good care, you can be better equipped for a lifetime of activities and enjoyment.
Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | 909-215-1622 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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