When it comes to making positive change in your life, there’s no better place to start than the feet.
You might think: ‘Well of course you’d say that.’ But we’re telling the truth, we promise you.
Wear the right shoes – at the right time.
You’d think this would go without saying, but you’d be surprised how many people make the wrong choice when it comes to footwear. Wear the wrong kind of shoe to a certain event and you could find yourself in serious pain somewhere down the line. Making the right decision is as simple as considering what kind of terrain you’re going to be tackling. If you’re uncertain always opt for a comfortable shoe that gives you plenty of support.
Keep yourself clean.
Happy feet are clean feet! As much as it might be cool (in certain circles) to walk around with bare feet, doing so will put you at risk of cutting your feet or even picking up a nasty infection. You should regularly wash your feet at least once a day and ensure that they stay clean, by wearing clean, breathable socks. When you’re back at home you can, by all means, whip out your feet – just make sure that you’ve kept your floors nice and clean!
Stay in shape.
Keeping fit is something that’s on everyone’s mind these days – but few assume that your feet need to stay in shape too! By taking part in regular, varied exercise (such as cycling, jogging or football) you keep your feet guessing. Shock them with different kinds of exercise and they’ll grow stronger, so that you can keep on running and swimming, right on through to your later years. Neglect exercise and you may find that your feet fail you in later life.
Put your feet up from time to time.
Last, but not least, it’s imperative that you remember to take a break from time to time! Putting your feet up and taking an afternoon off from activity is a key part of keeping your feet healthy. There’s only so much that your feet can take on a regular basis – if you’ve been particularly busy for an extended period of time, you should consider taking it easy for a night. Play a board game with your friends or simply kick back and watch a movie.
Take a break – you’ve earned it!