As we all know, one of the most important parts of a human body that we use to stand, jump, run, walk and do physical activities is the feet, yes! We barely give attention to it but do you know that feet have bones, joints, muscles and soft tissues that are connected to different parts of the body?
People have their own skin routine, and they tend to forget that they should also give importance to it especially when you’re already aging.
Here are the 7 benefits of why foot care is a must for seniors.
1. BLOOD CIRCULATION
Some of us might see foot care is just to make your nails or feet look better, what we don’t know is there are tissues that are connected in other organs, tissues, and muscles. Having foot care can improve the circulation of blood in the feet. It also heals the tension in the muscles.
2. RELIEVES STRESS
Massaging your feet can relieve stress. It can give you a calming effect which can enhance your mood, as it relieves the tension in the muscles and connective tissues.
3. MOISTURIZING DRY SKIN
We all know that when we are getting older our skin is getting older too. Dead skins are prone to elderly and it causes dry and cracked skin which is really awful. Foot care can add moisture with your skin to keep it smooth, soft and can prevent cracked skins.
4. CONDITION IDENTIFICATION
If you have certain conditions such as poor circulation, diabetes or nerve damage, it can be identified by having it checked regularly. You can prevent potential problems by checking your feet regularly.
5. IMPROVED MOBILITY
When our feet are relaxed and in a nice condition, we have this feeling that we can do everything, we can move, and we can do physical activities.
6. REDUCE POSSIBLE DAMAGE
Elderlies have sensitive skins, they can be easily cut. We need to trim toenails to help you reduce cuts and ingrown.
Getting a foot care such as soaking feet in warm water with salt can remove toxins from your body. It can also kill fungal infections.
One of the best foot care remedies is to use Epsom salt and warm water. Soak your feet for 15-30minutes and it will benefit your feet.
Do not ignore your feet! Poor foot health can impede work performance.
The health of your feet can impact your overall health.