STARTING ON THE RIGHT FOOT
Believe it or not, your feet are some of the most vital parts of your body, and taking care of your feet is pertinent to an active and healthy lifestyle.
The starting infrastructure of the body, both feet provide you transportation, balance, posture, and support, all within hundredths of a second.
During your lifetime, it’s likely that you’ll walk approximately 115,000 miles. That’s like circling the globe on foot over four times.
There are 26 bones in a foot. That’s one-quarter of all the bones found in your body. Each foot has 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 tendons and muscles.
Toenails take one month to grow 1.6 millimeters. Toenails grow faster in the summer, when pregnant, and for teenagers.
If you lose a toenail, it can take up to 1.5 years before it fully grows due to its slow growth rate. Additionally, as we age, our toenails thicken and round out, which causes the growth rate to slow even more.
Your feet contain 250,000 sweat glands, which can produce ½ a pint of perspiration each day.
Over 50% of American women have bunions. Bunions, or hallux valgus, are bony bumps that form on the big toe’s joint. At the base of the joint, bunions often cause abnormal bony protrusions that can progress and worsen into more discomforting and painful conditions.
Running exerts five times the pressure of your entire body weight on your feet.
By the time a baby reaches the age of one, their feet have grown to almost half their adult size.
25% of the people in the U.S. have flat feet.
More sensory nerve endings are found in the soles of your feet per square centimeter than in any other part of your body.
On average, women walk 3 miles more than men daily. They also have four times as many foot problems as men.
Is your second toe taller than your big toe? When this occurs, it is called Morton’s toe. This condition is often not associated with health risks but can increase the chances of foot calluses. 20% of the population has Morton’s toe.
It’s rare that two feet are exactly the same; one is often larger than the other, and your right foot’s gait pattern does not usually match that of your left.
When walking, each time your heel lifts off the ground, it forces the toes to carry one-half of your body weight.
Your feet mirror your general health. Such conditions as arthritis, diabetes, nerve, and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet — so foot ailments can be your first sign of more serious medical problems.
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