Your Poor Feet: Give Them A Break! 

By Kimberly Z. Miller
Eugene Family YMCA's Health & Wellness Director

With 26 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, it’s no surprise that 80 percent of Americans report foot pain at some point in their lives. From plantar fasciitis and shin splints to blisters and bunions, foot injuries can significantly impact our overall health.

Our feet do a lot: they are crucial for shock absorption, balance and general mobility. Beyond caring for your feet on the surface by keeping them clean and free of cuts and abrasions, there are steps you can take to keep your feet healthy and strong. And yes: strength is important. Your feet are designed to take the impact of movement. When you walk, your feet absorb the impact force of 150 percent of your body weight!”

Kim outlines 4 ways to care for yourself from the ground up in the story. Check it out HERE.

April 1, 2021