I would like to remind you that April is Foot Health Awareness Month. Your feet are the hardest working part of you body. It is estimated that the average person walks 115,000 miles in his or her lifetime. That is equal to walking around the world 4 times. The foot contain 26 bones (about 1/4 of the total bones in the body), 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. Your feet help support you body and maintain balance. Walking is the best exercise to maintain your weight, reduce blood sugar levels, and provides the lowest impact for bones and joints. Support Hose Store has lots of styles which are great for walking or that vigorous workout examples are the Jobst ActiveWear, Sigvaris Performance and Recovery, and Medi motion. Walking also helps maintain your mental well-being. Abraham Lincoln said, “When my feet hurt, I can’t think.” If you wear your support socks or hose while walking, they will assist you venous circulatory system to keep your feet, ankles and lower legs healthy. This is the key to preventing unwanted pain and suffering. Each stride the average adult takes puts nearly 1000 pounds per square inch of pressure on the bottom of the feet. It is appropriate that we stop and inspect our feet.
- Healthy Feet are Happy Feet – to keep them that way:
- Inspect your feet daily for sores, cuts, or bruises
- Wash your feet regularly, and be sure to dry them completely with a thin cloth
- Keep your toenails trimmed regularly straight across, but not too short
- Always wear your support socks and support stockings every day to assist your venous system and protect your feet
Generally speaking, your feet should not hurt. If they hurt every day there is a problem and perhaps you should schedule an appointment with your podiatrist. Here’s to Healthy Feet for a Healthy Life, Vanda