Make Your Feet Happy and Healthy this Holiday Season
The busyness of the holiday season usually determines that you are spending a lot of time on your feet. Shopping, cooking, get-togethers, and family events can take their toll on your feet throughout the Holiday season, but you can prevent the stress with these easy guidelines:
Keep your feet warm
1. Keep your feet warm by putting on cushioned socks, perhaps two pairs at a time, in case you will be outside in freezing weather for a prolonged amount of time. But make sure that the shoes or boots you wear can allow for the excess bulk. Shoes or boots have to fit comfortably-not too tight or too loose. Warmth is essential because cold feet can get frostbitten if you’re outdoors for too long.
Always keep your feet dry
2. Put on socks made out of wool/synthetic fiber blends that wick humidity away from the feet, minimizing the chance of getting blisters, fungal infections, and other foot problems. Be sure to wear boots in wet or wintry weather. Remove damp shoes and socks immediately. Dry up your feet carefully and put on a fresh set of dry cushioned socks and dry shoes.
Maintain the skin of your feet smooth.
3. If the skin area will become dried out and cracked, apply a moisturizing cream to the dorsal (top) and plantar (bottom) areas of the feet. For those who have diabetes or another foot condition that impacts blood flow, never put lotion between the toes, as it can facilitate friction that could result in skin lesions and infections.
Allow your feet to have a break.
4. A tough day of intensive shopping keeps you on your feet on hard areas such as concrete, hardwood floors, and tile. So take a rest every few hours. Take a moment to sit and have a cup of coffee or tea to relax your feet and yourself for the another session of discount shopping.
What High Heels do to feet
5. Prevent or reduce the time spent in high-heeled shoes. Never spend a long time walking around or dancing in them. If you do so, this may change your posture and may injure your arches, Achilles tendons and the muscles within your feet and lower legs.