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Proper Footwear Can Be A Foundation For Good Health

By Tom Herrin

There are a lot of basics for good health.  Everyone knows a good diet, plenty of quality rest, and regular exercise can improve health.  One of most basic parts of enjoying health is comfort.  When the feet hurt, the body feels tired.  Many times there seems to be no reprieve from the feeling of exhaustion that is there when feet are so tired that they seem to be unable to recover from whatever activity the day has dealt.  Footwear can be the major component to having the experience of being rested and rejuvenated.

A Bad Match Can Be Painful

It seems like a pretty simple thing that footwear can make a difference.  Too many times people suffer from what they think is too much time on their feet, making them sore and exhausted.  Many times the problem is that the shoes may be more than what is necessary.  Even a little extra weight can add considerable physical stress to any activity.  People are usually unaware of just how much work is necessary to lift these heavy shoes.

Minimal Is The Magic Phrase

When someone is looking for the best footwear for the occasion, it is critical to look for comfort.  The lightest weight possible in shoes that can still provide support should be the first consideration.  It is amazing what is available in this kind of shoe.  The great thing is that many times good quality footwear that can perform as needed is very affordable.  When I recently looked for shoes to use for doing some running, I looked at all the name brand stores before finding a pair that are extremely comfortable and still provide good support.  I bought them from a low price shoe store.

Footwear For Work Or Play Is Still Important

No matter what the job, the right shoes for the task are critical.  Work boots no longer have to be heavy as they once all were.  There are plenty of lighter weight shoes and boots that provide adequate support but are still not so tiring to wear.  The days when the footwear alone wore people out should be in the past.  Comfort is so much more readily available, there is no reason to settle for just anything you can find.  A person should always pick out their own shoes because there is no way to know what is comfortable to someone else.  A good foundation is the key to anything, and nothing is more important than health.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.


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