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Your foot health is connected to your general health. The health of your feet can determine how well you feel in the rest of your body so it’s important to make foot health a priority. There are many ways you can take care of your feet daily.
Whether you do it at home or go to a spa for a treatment, it all adds to your well-being. Here are just some benefits of taking care of your feet.
1. Improved Circulation
Poor circulation can occur at any age but it’s most common in older adults. People over the age of 65 often complain of painful feet or the feeling of pins and needles in their feet. People who are sat down for large portions of the day can also have poor circulation.
If you’re someone who sits at a desk in an office for eight hours a day at work, you may want to pay close attention to your foot health. Regular foot massages can help to improve circulation.
2. Protection Against Infection
The skin around the foot is highly prone to infection, often more so than anywhere else on the body. You can protect your feet from infection by looking after them properly. For instance, many people don’t dry their feet properly after exiting a shower.
Be sure to dry your feet with a clean towel and dry between your toes before putting socks on. You can also help your feet by using a moisturizing cream after they’ve been cleaned and dried.
3. Sense of Pride
Did you know that many of the population don’t like their feet? If you’re someone who doesn’t like the look of your feet, you may feel differently if you start looking after them properly. You don’t have to have a feet fetish to take pride in your little piglets.
Trim your nails regularly so you don’t increase the chances of ingrown toenails. Scrub the skin on your feet, wash and cleanse, and then dry.
4. Recovery From Injuries
If you’re someone who does sports, you’re likely on your feet often. If that’s the case, it’s important to take your foot health seriously. Make regular appointments with a foot doctor to prevent any possible injuries.
When injuries can’t be avoided, taking care of your foot health will ensure you can recover as quickly as possible. The healthier your feet are, the more chance you have of recovering quickly.
5. Pain Relief
If you’re familiar with reflexology, you’ll know that the foot is connected to all parts of the body. Reflexology sessions work using massage techniques on the feet and aim to relieve pain in other parts of the body. For instance, if you’re in because of a back injury, your reflexologist will concentrate on a specific area of the foot, believed to be connected with the back area.
It also promotes overall health so regular reflexology sessions could leave you feeling healthier than you’ve felt in a long time.