Our feet are an essential part of our bodies. They carry from place to place, bearing all of our weight and often taking a beating along the way. They’re one of the toughest parts of the human body. But, while your feet may seem durable, they need a little love from time to time. There are a few simple ways to give your feet some TLC.
The simplest and most effective thing you can do for your body is give it time to restore. Resting gives your body a chance to recharge. There is truly nothing better than kicking up your feet at the end of a long day. Want to make it even better? Apply a Body Comfort cold pack to your arches or any other tender spot. The cold will help alleviate any inflammation and soreness.
Get the Right Fit
If you’ve ever had a blister, you know that wearing a shoe with the right fit is key to avoiding the agonizing pain of an uncomfortable foot. Wearing footwear that is too big, too small, or even has the wrong arch support is always regrettable and may even lead to foot injury such as plantar fasciitis. To avoid any discomfort, make sure to properly break in new shoes before wearing for long distances. Many athletic shops now offer customized fittings in which your shoes are chosen based on the unique shape and size of your foot. A custom fitting is a worthwhile investment for any serious runner or hiker, or if you spend a lot of time on your feet.