3 Simple Tips for Healthy Feet

3 Simple Tips for Healthy Feet

The most strained area of the human body is the legs, particularly the lower portions, the feet and ankles. Long periods of standing expose them to the constant pressure of the body mass, whereas prolonged office sitting weakens and even interrupts circulation and lymph flow. Over time, all of this has unpleasant effects, including dilated veins and capillaries, fluid buildup around the knees and ankles, especially on hot summer days, and a noticeable sensation of heaviness and soreness in the legs.

Tight shoes and unsanitary footwear, particularly today's modern tennis shoes, put the feet at risk of fungal growth, the development of rough skin on the edges of the feet and heels, painful blisters, and more.

  1. Hygiene

Good personal hygiene is the foundation of foot health. When taking a bath, take off the skin's thickened areas and thoroughly wipe them. Fungi thrive in damp environments, thus stop their emergence and growth. Wash and dry your feet properly, paying close attention to the space in between your toes. The big toe is where ingrown toenails are most common. Cut your nails "straight" but also taking care to prevent the skin around them from being damaged or pressed by the sharp edges. Additionally, refrain from pulling or biting off the skin surrounding the nail because this might weaken the nail and cause micro trauma. When visiting the pool or the locker rooms, always wear sandals to prevent foot injuries and fungus diseases that can spread in such humid settings.

  1. Hydration

Regular hydration is important. The primary enemy of the feet is inadequate hydration. After taking a shower or bath, use an intense foot cream. From the heel toward the toes, rub it into the skin in circular strokes. To boost the cream's efficacy, massage for 5 to 10 minutes.

  1. Training

There are numerous benefits to foot strength. The tiny foot muscles play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy foot yet are frequently ignored. These little muscles are not used as much when we walk or run, therefore by strengthening them, we may keep the feet from hurting, avoid deformations, and keep the arches of the feet from dropping.

Exercises for your feet should always be done barefoot. This allows you to check your form and evaluate how mobile your foot is during the activity.

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