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  • Writer's pictureGinette Brendel

Start out on the right foot!

25% of your bones are located in your feet!! SAY WHAT?!?

YES that is your FEET!

Foot care is something we all should be talking about!

Read below for some tips for keeping those puppies ready to move..

There are a total of 206 bones in the human body and it's crazy to think that 25% of them are located in your feet.

So why are we not taking care of one of the most valuable parts that help move our body daily?

Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons, with both feet totaling 52 bones or about 25% of the total bones found in your entire body!!!

Your balance, strength, power and control begins with your feet, yet a lot of us don't think twice about foot care (that was me)!

Every step counts when it comes to your life! Your feet carry you everywhere!

Healthy feet can enhance your life but feet that hurt can make life less enjoyable!

Here are a few things you can do to keep your feet healthy and prevent problems.

--Keep your feet clean and dry -- wash your feet, change your socks and air out your shoes to prevent fungus infections. (Athletes foot is a common fungal infection if feet remain moist and are unable to dry out!)

--Rest and relax your feet every day. Lie back and elevate your feet for a few minutes. Give your feet a soothing massage with your fingers or roll your feet over a golf ball, tennis ball or a rolling pin for a similar effect. (Or enlist your significant other to help out in the process...that could spark into other happy movement too! )

--MOVE! Getting good movement in will help your feet to maintain blood circulation. Walking is best. Try taking brisk 30-minute walks five to seven times a week. (This is also a jump start to getting your daily movement in for cardiovascular health too-so it's a two for one!)

--Check your feet regularly. Look for sores, cracked skin and redness. Don't forget to inspect the areas between your toes!! (Athletes foot can be easily treated and cured if found early!)

--Clip your toenails straight across, leaving nails a little longer than the tips of your toes to avoid ingrown toenails. Or if you can, pamper yourself with a pedicure (selfcare at its finest!)

**** If you notice problems with your feet, get it treated right away so it does not get worse.****

Start out 2020 on the right and healthy foot!!

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