Let’s face it, winter is rough for your feet. Instead of ignoring your feet this season, pamper them! Here are 6 better ways to treat your feet this winter!
It’s cold outside! If you’re venturing out, be sure you’re wearing thick, warm socks to prevent your feet from getting too cold and to protect them from the elements.
When you’re applying lotion to your skin, don’t forget about your feet! However, you’ll need a rich lotion or special foot cream. Don’t rely on the same lotion you’d use for your arms and legs.
Wearing the right shoes is very important to prevent injury and to stay as comfortable as possible during the day. Look for shoes that are designed for what you will be using them for; if you will be running, for example, you should look for running shoes. Also, make sure that your shoes offer plenty of arch support; otherwise, you could injure yourself.
Standing all day can be painful and even detrimental to the health of your feet. When possible, sit down and prop up your feet or soak them in a foot bath; giving yourself this rest will help prevent injuries. If you wear high-heeled shoes or other uncomfortable footwear, consider wearing comfortable flats at least a couple of days out of the week; your feet will thank you. You could also invest in a good pair of orthotic heels.
Before venturing out into the cold, give your feet a bit of exercise; doing so can help you avoid joint pain and other issues. Doing calf exercises, moving your feet in a circular motion and doing leg lifts can help. You do not have to dedicate hours to your exercise routine, but try to get your blood flowing before heading out into the winter weather.
Taking care of your feet is important; this is especially true if you are diabetic or suffer from other health-related issues that could affect your feet or legs. Along with following these tips during the winter, make sure that you take good care of your feet all year long. Also, make sure to see a podiatrist if you notice anything wrong with your feet or are in pain.
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