Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Look After Your Feet - General Health Will Improve

Look After Your Feet - General Health Will ImproveThe health of your feet is the key to good general health. How many people say that if your feet are cold, the rest of your body is cold? So true, your feet are the barometer of your body, so keep them well and you'll be well.

Fashion dictates sometimes, squeezing your feet into shoes that are too small with heels that are too high. Don't let fashion ruin your feet. It is an astounding fact that 75 of adult have problems with their feet. If only more of us looked after our feet then this figure would be reduced substantially.

Some simple ideas are given to help look after your feet, if you don't do many of these, get started now, your feet and general health should fell much better as a result

  • When you wash your feet dry them thoroughly and rub in some moisturising foot cream.
  • When the weather is hot don't wear flip-flops all the time.
  • Shop for footwear after lunchtime, your feet are at their largest then.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to and from work and try to mix heel heights.
  • Socks should be changed daily.
  • Toenails should be trimmed straight across not in semi-circles.
  • Gently remove hard skin with using a pumice stone remove any hard skin from your feet, do this regularly.
  • Wear flip-flops in gym showers, swimming pools or other public bathrooms.
  • Fashion - Wear high heels and pointed shoes only for special occasions.
  • Before you go to bed, wash your feet with soap and water.

With these simple tips it should make a big difference to the health of your feet and your own well-being. If you do have problems with your feet, seek advice from your doctor who should solve the problem or refer you to a foot specialist. Once in a while, treat yourself and get a foot massage, its cheaper than a full body massage and more rewarding.

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