Easy Living Guide – Take Care of Your Feet
Did you know that there are 52 bones in your feet? That represents one quarter of all the bones in your body! With all these bones come 66 joints and more than 200 tendons, muscles and ligaments. These elaborate and at the same time delicate parts of our body are usually expected to serve us tirelessly as long as we need them to – without being pampered properly – in most cases…
With some small changes and paying some attention to your feet, you can greatly improve the way you feel and the way your feet feel.
Comfortable shoes are the first step to happy feet. Shoes too tight can actually degenerate our feet. Whatever the shape, height of the heels, color, material or preferred style of the shoes are, your feet should feel natural when you put them on. As soon as you change the summer shoes for enclosed (fall and winter) kinds, make sure you also wear breathable socks.
Besides that, while using soap in the shower; give your feet a cleansing/refreshing massage. Pay attention to the sensation of the tiredness washing away. Try not to neglect the area in between the toes. Your feet will be grateful.
Before bedtime it helps to apply some lotion or cream to your feet. If you take a minute or two to massage allover, that will relax you and also take lots of pain away. The whole body will be more energized and feeling better.
Described above is the minimum anyone can do without much effort or spending a lot of time. To move up to the next level, involve the foot exercise.
Exercising feet is just as beneficial as exercising any other part of the body. Walk barefoot sometimes, try to pick up a pencil with your toes, walk on your toes, then on your heals; on outsides of your feet and finally on insides of your feet. That way we can keep every part of the foot flexible instead of stiff or even frozen up.
Taking care of feet should become a daily routine (especially after they become painful on a daily basis). Exercising and applying lotion every night pays-off. If nothing else, your heels won’t be all that dry anymore and falling asleep will be so much easier.