Last week on my way into the Foot Solutions I was listening to a talk show, which turned out to be a radio show with a focus on Menâ€™s health. Local here in the Atlanta area, I called and talked to the host later that day suggesting he consider doing a segment on feet â€“ the foundation of our bodies. A week later he called me and asked if I would be a guest on his show to discuss the importance of foot care, fitness and answering common foot-related questions. A few controversial questions came up during the podcast regarding shoes vs. going barefoot, and the hot topic of ‘toning shoes‘.
Before shoes existed, our ancestors walked the earth barefoot. Keep in mind that pavement and concrete sidewalks didn’t exist either. Walking barefoot on natural, uneven terrain supports the arch, unlike flat roads and sidewalks.
So many things happen to our feet as we age- it’s important to take proper care of the foundation of our bodies! Similar to our eyes, our feet age. Most aging adults will need some type of corrective glasses…feet are no different in the fact that feet need support so they can continue to work properly.
Did you Know?
- 3x your body weight is forced on your feet with every step
- 5-10x your body weight is forced while you are running
- 90% of the population today are wearing improperly fitted shoes, causing major foot problems
Listen to the podcast with Men’s Health and Wellness Center, and if you have any questions regarding the health of your feet, leave them in the comment box below.