Sep 18

Healthy Feet Over Fifty

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We all know that as we grow older our bodies change, from our hair to our feet.

 

Tip 1: Moisturize!

Dry, chapped and cracked heels are one of the most common foot problems among people 50 years of age and older. As we age, we lose moisture more quickly. Keeping hydrated and regular application of moisturizer is key for soft feet.


Tip 2: Check Your Feet Daily

Checking your feet daily is very important to your overall health. Your feet are part of your body’s early warning system, and people with diabetes, poor circulation or certain other health conditions could see symptoms developing in their feet. Finding signs of wounds or infection is an indication that medical attention is needed.


Tip 3: Make Good Shoe Choices

Choosing shoes is also very important, so be sure to buy shoes with plenty of cushioning and support. This goes for shoes that you wear for any occasion: at the office, running errands, workouts, and social events. Make sure there is plenty of room for your toes and arch support becomes more and more important as each year goes by.


Tip 4: Keep Your Feet on the Ground

Make sure your shoes have good traction as well. Slips, trips, and falls are a leading cause of injury when you’re in your fifties.


Tip 5: ACE Your Foot Health

Remember to play your ACE. This means Activity = Circulation Excellence! The more you move your feet the healthier they will be because it boosts circulation. Flexibility is important too.


Following these easy steps can make you and your feet very happy. If you are over 50 and are concerned about your foot health, contact a Foot Healers Doctor for a consultation.

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