Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Why Are Our Feet Are So Ticklish?

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Lightly trailing a feather or a finger over the instep of someone’s foot usually causes several predictable reactions: The person laughs, giggles or becomes irritated, instinctively draws his foot out of reach and does his utmost to avoid being tickled a second time. Dr. Michael Nirenberg of the America’s Podiatrist website says having ticklish feet(read more)

How to Reduce Foot Pain and Swelling With Diet

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Eating these foods is great for the health of your feet, including preventing and relieving painful foot conditions like gout, swelling, calluses and more. A lot of us run from diets, but you can’t really run if your feet aren’t in great condition. Therefore, one of the most important diets is one that contributes to(read more)

7 Important Features to Look for in Winter Boots

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1. Warmth Warmth is obviously a major concern when shopping for winter boots. How can a consumer measure the warmth a boot will offer without trying them out? For one, manufacturers of serious winter boots often give a temperature rating. Sorel, a popular brand of cold weather footwear, makes boots that can handle up to(read more)

Foot Pain? Here’s a Quick Read About Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

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Originally published by the American Podiatric Medical Association What Is PAD? PAD is short for Peripheral Arterial Disease. PAD is caused by a blockage or narrowing of the arteries in the legs when fatty deposits called plaque buildup. The buildup of plaque causes the arteries to harden and narrow, which is called atherosclerosis. This results(read more)

Your Nails and Health–Read the Signs

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Excerpted from www.webmd.com Did you know your nails can reveal clues to your overall health? A touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, or some rippling or bumps may be a sign of disease in the body. Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails. Keep reading to learn(read more)

The Healing Benefits of Foot Soaks

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Immersing your feet in a tub of warm water, even without anything extra in it, is a nice way to relax after a long day. A foot soak soothes your muscles, hydrates your skin and can relieve aches and pains due to standing for hours or walking in uncomfortable shoes. Plus, letting your feet sit(read more)

We Think Better on Our Feet, Literally

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Summary: A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks. A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. In(read more)

The Worst Shoes for Your Feet, From a Doctor

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We all know the feeling: You walk out the door for a day on the go, only to find 20 minutes later that your choice of footwear just isn’t going to cut it in the comfort department. Unfortunately, the pain and blisters aren’t the only downsides to wearing uncomfortable shoes—there’s the chance they could cause(read more)

10 Tips for Healthy Feet

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  10 Tips for Healthy Feet Keep your feet clean and dry. Healthy feet start with good hygiene. Thoroughly clean and scrub your feet with soap and water when you bathe. Afterward, dry them well. Fungal organisms love moisture, so depriving them of any wetness will make it more difficult for them to thrive. Examine(read more)

What is Toenail Fungal Infection?

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What is a fungal nail infection? A fungal nail infection occurs when a fungus attacks a fingernail, a toenail, or the skin under the nail, called the nail bed. Fungi (plural of fungus) can attack your nails through small cuts in the skin around your nail or through the opening between your nail and nail(read more)