Did you know that 120 percent of your total body weight is sustained and carried by your feet? Add to that the fact that your feet are almost always at work throughout the day. Because they perform a lot of rigorous movements such as walking, running, and standing up, your feet can be the first parts of your body to age and get damaged.
Having a foot ailment may prevent you from performing exercises and, as a result, increase your chances of leading a sedentary lifestyle. This, in turn, may put you at risk for other more serious conditions.
It is also believed that because of their distance from the heart, your feet may not get the oxygen-rich blood they need to function properly. Maintaining excellent foot health also helps promote blood circulation.
When you take great care of your feet, you also maintain your overall health and well-being. It is important to have your feet checked by a certified foot care professional for early detection and proper treatment.