Are you thankful for your feet? If not, you sure should be! They put in a lot of work for you, and even if they sometimes get sore or don’t look their best in sandals, they deserve all the TLC you can give them.
Not convinced? Give us a chance to change your mind. Here are just a few reasons why you should be thankful for your feet this Thanksgiving.
You Do a Lot of Walking
Even if you never travel around the world, your feet will register those steps over the course of your lifetime.
They say our goal each day should be to take 10,000 steps. However, most people take quite a bit fewer than that, with the average person getting in 3,500 steps per day. Still, that is a lot of walking. Over the course of your life, those steps add up to two trips around the globe.
There’s a Lot of You in Your Feet
There are 206 bones in the adult human body. Each foot has 26 of them. Together, that makes up more than 25% of all the bones in your entire body!
Your Feet Stand Up to Significant Pressure
Your feet carry your body weight wherever you go. Even at a healthy BMI, that means withstanding plenty of pounds of pressure. However, you also have to consider the pressure from the objects you stand on — stairs, ladders, curbs and even that flat ground.
Your Feet Are Sensitive
How sensitive? They contain over 7,000 nerve endings a piece! Broken down on a per centimeter basis, this makes your feet the most sensitive part of your body.
With Thanksgiving coming around, now is the time to show those hardworking feet just how much you appreciate them. And one way to do so is with some Thanksgiving foot care. For help, call us at 301-948-2995 or get in touch using the contact form.