What would your feet tell you!
In our lifetime we walk over 115,000 miles, that’s an average of 10,000 steps a day. To put it in perspective that’s like walking 4 times round the earth. It’s not a surprise then that our feet ache occasionally, in fact it’s a wonder they don’t hurt all the time. With each foot comprising of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments, there’s a lot that can go wrong, especially when you consider how we treat or don’t treat our feet every day.
So what can you do to help your poor overworked, mistreated tootsies?
- Visit your reflexology practitioner at least once a month to keep your feet, mind and body in optimal health.
- Selecting shoes or boots in a wider fitting with a supportive sole and heels less than 2 inches will help provide relief for foot pain.
- Give your feet a break! Try walking barefoot as much as possible, especially outside*, on the grass, on sand, on rocks and yes even around the house! *This will also give you the added benefits of grounding (connecting with the earths natural energy).
Did you know there’s an exercise for your feet?
While sitting down, roll a tennis ball under the ball of your foot. Roll the ball slowly back and forth, making sure you pay particular attention tight areas.
Finally, how about a nice foot soak!
Apple Cider Vinegar Foot Soak
This foot soak is great for dry, cracked feet!
Ingredients: I cup of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup of Baking Soda or Epsom Salts
5 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil (optional)
5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil (optional)
Fill a basin with warm water and add the ingredients. Soak feet for ten-fifteen minutes, pat dry.
* Apple cider vinegar works to soften the feet and also helps kill bacteria.
Try these few simple steps – your feet will thank you for it!