Stop for a minute and think about the wear and tear you put your feet through on any given day of the week.
If you were to actually count the amount of steps you had taken each day, your mind might be a little blown.
According to the numbers, the average person takes anywhere from 4,000 to 6,000 steps daily.
So, do you make sure your feet get some TLC from all that hard work they do for you?
Unfortunately, too many people put their feet through the ringer and then some, oftentimes leading to visits to a podiatrist, perhaps even leading to a surgeon in the worst of cases.
If the time has come for you to pay more attention to all that your feet do for you, then make sure you walk towards some changes in your life.
Your Shoes Truly Do Matter
First and foremost, finding the best footwear for your lifestyle will go a long way in helping keep those feet of yours as healthy as can be.
If you are someone who loves a good workout, having the right sneakers along for the ride proves critical. Nothing can lead to blisters and worse quicker than having the wrong pair of shoes with you when you’re exercising.
Also make sure that any workout shoes you get have room for your feet to breathe, giving them a more comfortable exercise session.
When it comes to dress shoes for work or nights out on the town, comfort once again can’t be overlooked.
For many people after a long day on their feet, the first things to rebel against them are their two feet. Try your best to avoid being that person, giving your feet the best care they can get given all they provide you with on a daily basis.
When shopping for footwear, be sure to keep the following tips in mind:
- Always try on a pair of shoes before buying them. In the event you order them online, be sure to try them and give them a workout before throwing away the receipt. If you do need to mail them back, do it before any return of merchandise date is up.
- Don’t always go for the cheapest pair on the rack or in a catalog. Although many people need to save money these days, trying to save some green on shoes could end up costing you more over the long run.
- If you think social media is just for silly chatter, think again. Many footwear companies have pages on sites like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and more. By visiting their pages, you can get some good ideas on which shoes might be the best fit for your lifestyle.
Visiting a Podiatrist
Even if you are young at heart (and young in terms of age), that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t see a podiatrist on occasion. As you get older, this is definitely a good idea.
He or she can help diagnose any foot issues you may be having, oftentimes before they become too serious.
Given all the daily action your feet likely receive, make sure in return you give them some TLC. When you do, you are much more likely to keep moving those feet for decades to come.
In terms of buying shoes and taking care of your feet, what shoe advice do you have for other consumers?