Put your best foot forward - with these New Yearâ€™s Resolutions.
Every year we all make New Year’s Resolutions that we fail to keep. But here are some of my personal recommendations on some new year’s resolutions that can improve your foot health:
Stretch before exercising.
Perhaps the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight or exercise more. If this was one of your resolutions, don’t forget to add stretching to the mix. Proper stretching is important because it can prevent injuries, and can also increase flexibility and range of motion.
New Year, New Shoes.
Ring in the New Year with some new shoes. Replace any shoes that show a considerable degree of wear. Shoes may need to be replaced sooner depending on how often they are worn, or what type of shoe it is (for example, running shoes often need to be replaced much sooner than other shoes). Make sure that the soles of the shoes are intact so that they can provide the best support. After you throw the old pair away, make sure that the shoes you replace them with are sensible. And while you are at it . . .
Stop wearing shoes that are bad for your feet.
This might be the hardest on the list for some readers. Studies have shown that many women will wear certain shoes even if it hurts to wear them. This year, try to be more sensible in the shoes that you wear. While you might like those stilettos now, is the pain that you will have from them later worth it? It’s up to you.