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7 Habits That Wreck Your Feet

If you wore a pedometer from the day you started walking, you'd have logged in more then 70,000 miles by the time you hit age 50. When you walk a good portion of those miles in improperly-fitting shoes or otherwise neglect your feet, it's little wonder why they hurt. The 38 muscles in your feet make up approximately 25 percent of the muscles in your body and absorb 1,000 pounds of force each day. Bad foot health habits can quickly add up to major problems. Below, experts discuss the most common bad habits, the consequences and ways to fix your feet so they carry you through your next 50 years: 1. You follow the barefoot running fad. The recent trend toward...

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A child's foot is NOT the same as an adults foot!

Finding the perfect kids shoe can be challenging. The differences in the shape of kids' feet are huge. And since the nerve endings in kids' feet are not fully developed, it’s difficult for them to tell whether their shoes are too tight or not.  Their soft foot bones will adopt the shape of poor fitting or too small shoes and cause foot related problems. So, it is important to allow the bones and muscles in the foot to develop free and unrestricted.  HOW KIDS' FEET DEVELOP 0 - 2 YEARS: Very soft and flexible feet. Bones are not yet ‘connected’ and arches not yet developed. Large amount of fatty tissue and underdeveloped muscle gives a ‘flat-footed’ look. Wide forefoot is the...

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