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Protecting Your Feet Is Critical For Good Health

By Tom Herrin

People tend to take a lot of things for granted.  When they exercise, they assume that a good routine or plan will take care of whatever they need.  Too many times, they still find themselves excessively tired and think it is just part of having done the work.  When tired feet seem to be a part of the problem, there may be more to it.  Footwear can play a huge role in overall conditioning due to the fact that  the feet bear so much of the brunt of the weight and the force.  Once the right shoes are in use, it can make an amazing difference in just how tired or refreshed a person feels.

Shoe Weight Is Critical

There was a time when it seemed that it was expected that heavy shoes or boots were necessary for real work.  It has been discovered that this is really not the case.  A lighter weight shoe that still provides adequate support can enable someone to be able to work much more comfortably without feeling tired and worn out all of the time.  The same can be said of exercise footwear.  General running shoes were heavier at one time but have changed with the times.  There are much more streamlined types that help in preserving energy.

The Word Minimal Is Big Today

Everything has a catch word or phrase, it seems.  In footwear today, the word minimal is pretty significant.  It is used to indicate shoes that are as lightweight as possible while still providing some support.  When a person is barely able to feel the shoes yet have protection, it is a pretty good accomplishment.  It can be surprising to discover how much the weight of a shoe can have an impact in everyday activities, but even a few pounds added to the job of lifting the feet can make a person tire much faster.

Learn To Make Wise Choices

Buying a name brand shoe does not guarantee that they will do what is needed.  Trying on the shoe is vitally important.  If it doesn’t feel comfortable now, it probably never will.  With today’s technology, it is possible to make a shoe that does not require a lot of breaking in.  This makes for a better fit from Day 1.  Footwear can be an important part in enjoying good health.  Buying the right shoes can pay off big now and later.

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


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