Your Feet May Be The Key For A Lifetime Of Happiness

June 20, 2018

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While conquistador Juan Ponce de León sought for it in the New World, the key to youth and a longer life may be in your feet right now. Research increasingly suggests we should be paying more attention to our feet and keeping them strong. One in three adults over 65 will have at least one fall a year and they are the most common cause of injury-related deaths in people over 75. Many of those falls can be avoided by strengthen our feet. For the most part, our feet become weak because we don't take care of them.  From ill-fitting shoes to lack of arch support, the lack of care can lead to hip, back, and neck pain and can even be the cause of headaches. Although good foot core strength ensures the bones of your feet are held in the correct place and your body is aligned properly, foot health is also about making sure that supporting structures, such as the ligaments, are functioning as they should, that you have the correct amount of flexion and mobility in your ankle to make sure your foot is functioning normally. So take care of your feet and schedule an appointment with a podiatrist, who can offer help in correcting any problems with your feet, foot strengthening exercises and general well-being to keep them healthy for a lifetime.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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