Sunday, May 22, 2016

TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET

This post is a little different but important. I think most of us have heard the saying, "When your feet hurt, you hurt all over".  It is no wonder that seems true. Did you know that a quarter of all the bones in your body are in your feet? That's right. Each foot has 26 bones which means your feet contain 52 bones. In addition to bones the feet and ankles also have 33 joints and more than 240 muscles, ligaments, nerves and tendons.  And we keep all those things busy. The average American will have logged approximately 75,000 miles on their feet by age 50. So don't just take your feet for granted, take good care of them.

Ladies are four times more likely than men to have foot problems. The experts say this is probably due to shoe choices. If the shoe hurts or doesn't fit properly, don't wear it! "Listen" to your feet when they try to tell you something.

Important tip: Feet naturally swell in the afternoon so buy shoes in the afternoon to avoid buying shoes that are too tight.