What are the reasons to treat your feet well? After all, most of us wear sandals with perfectly painted toe nails but no arch support. And half the time we are standing on our feet for the majority of the day. Your feet may look pretty but how do they really feel after a long day on them? Ouch! That is how your feet are feeling by the end of the day. So why should we pamper our feet? Here are the reasons to treat your feet well:
1. Your Feet Are Complex
The human foot is complex with 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles - wow that is a lot involved! This also means a great deal can go wrong if your feet are not pampered. The complexity is one of the major reasons to treat your feet well!
2. Feet Come in All Shapes and Sizes
High arch, mid arch, low arch, wide, neutral, and narrow are just a few of the types of feet. Feet come in all shapes and sizes and the best part is there are millions of shoes to properly fit your feet. Make sure you have shoes that properly fit so you will be comfortable and treat your feet with the love they deserve!
3. 3 out of 4 People Have Foot Problems
A whopping 3 out of 4 people have some sort of foot problems in their life. This could be stress fractures, bunions, plantar fasciitis or a wealth of other issues. Make sure you treat your feet and elevate them when you are tired. This can help avoid foot problems.
4. Feet Are Beautiful
Okay, I do not have a weird foot fetish or anything but I think feet are beautiful because of all they do. They enable you to go everywhere, and as a runner I do not know where I would be without my feet. So love your feet because they are amazing!
5. 10% of Sports Injuries Affect the Feet
1 out of every 10 sports injuries affect the feet. Since foot injuries can affect the rest of your life, it is important to get properly fitting sneakers, and when in doubt throw them out. Sneakers that are older than 1 year usually have no arch support and can affect your feet and back adversely. Treat your feet with the respect they deserve; they have a lot riding on them!
6. They Carry a Lot of Weight
How much do you weigh? If you are a runner multiply your weight by 4 and that this the amount of pressure your feet will feel when you run. Feet carry a lot of weight so they do need a good foot massage every now and then. They deserve it!
7. Feet Are Important
Aside from your weight loss and toning goals for your body, do not forget about your feet. They are important and they deserve plenty of attention. So rest when you can, elevate your feet, get a foot massage and remember a little bit of rest goes a long way!
The next time you are thinking about squeezing your foot into an extra narrow shoe, think twice because your feet deserve to be treated right! I do not want you to have a foot injury in your life, so treat your feet well. Do you take care of your feet?