4 Foot Health Facts You Didn’t Know

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4 Foot Health Facts You Didn’t Know

Have you thought about your feet today? Chances are that you only think about your feet when they are bothering you somehow. Maybe they are tired from a long day of working on them, or maybe you stubbed your big toe running up the stairs this morning and it’s just now starting to throb. Whatever the case, it’s not likely that you think about your feet unless there is a problem! In today’s blog from Steri Shoe, we’ll talk about four of our favorite foot health facts to keep you more informed about this prominent part of your body that deserves just a little more attention.

Bare feet with red toenails standing on the floor.

Foot Changes May Point to Bigger Health Problems

Surprisingly, your feet can be a good indicator of what’s going on in your body and your overall health. If you’ve noticed lately that your feet are swelling, you’re experiencing numbness and tingling, or they are more stiff than normal, you should talk to your doctor right away. These symptoms can indicate high blood pressure, arthritis, and even nerve problems or diabetes.

Feet Have 250,000 Sweat Glands

Your feet are two of the sweatiest parts of your body — it’s no wonder that your shoes may stink after a long day of wearing them! With SteriShoe®, you can sanitize your shoes to help eliminate those foot odors and fungus that come from sweaty feet. Our sanitizers kill up to 99.9% of the germs that are left in your shoes after a few long days on those sweaty feet. Shop today!

Bare feet of a person lying in bed.
Woman walking in tennis shoes.

Feet Take 3 Million Steps Each Year

Taking 10,000 steps per day is a goal for many people, and a lofty one at that! It’s quite an accomplishment to hit 10,000 steps per day, but did you know that the average person who takes 10,000 steps per day takes nearly 3 million steps per year? That’s a lot of time spent on your feet, so it’s important that you are doing everything you can to make sure that they stay as healthy as possible.

Your Feet Absorb Over One Million Pounds of Force Each Day

From walking, running, jumping, and everything in between — your feet take a lot of force on a day-to-day basis. Healthy feet are an essential part of your everyday living and doing the things you love to do! The shoes you wear are your feet’s number one source of protection — isn’t it important to care for those, too?

Feel of a man running in tennis shoes.

Keep your shoes sanitized and your feet happy and healthy with SteriShoes®. Our shoe sanitizers kill the germs that cause toenail fungus, foot odor, foot infections, and more. Contact our team at SteriShoe® with any questions or order your own today!

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