In our last Leg Health News we talked about making a New Year’s Resolution for a Healthier You. Here in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter and for me this is the time of the year my legs get flaky and my feet get dry, chapped, and cracked. So I have a few suggestions to keep them happy and healthy.
The feet are probably the most neglected part of the body. There are more bones in our feet than any other part of the body (26 bones, 33 joints, 46 ligaments and more than a hundred muscles). So lets give them some TLC. Soaking your feet can relax, energize and help heal your entire body. It is best done in the evening when there is more time to relax and “Pamper Your Feet and Legs”. At least once a month drag out a large bucket or bowl that your feet will fit into comfortably. Fill it with warm water and some bath salts if you happen to have them. Let your feet soak until the water begins to cool. Scrub your feet and legs to get rid of the dead skin. This will allow them to breath better. Towel dry you feet and legs by blotting them.
If you are lucky enough to have someone to massage your feet and legs with oil, this would be a great time. A good foot massage has therapeutic benifits that will eliminate stress and improve blood circulation. Next apply lotion to them. Of course, we recommend our biodetic Foot Care Cream. This is not just for diabetics and it is not just for the legs. I use it any and everywhere. It is quick absorbing, contains no perfumes or fragrances and made of a unique mixture of waxes, oils and specifically distilled water, and glycerin. There is no need to wear socks to bed and night because the biodetic Foot Care Cream is absorbed very quickly.
Remember the next morning you need to put on your support socks or support stockings. This is an important part of “Pampering Your Feet and Legs”. The compression socks or hose increase the circulation in the lower extremities…they help move the blood back to the heart and remove by-products of cellular metabolism. They help your legs stay happy and healthy. You will find how much better your legs and feet feel feel with a little TLC and how the compression stockings and socks can help you achieve your goal of a Healthier You!