As Michelangelo Buonarroti said, "the human foot is a work of art and a masterpiece of engineering."
It’s not a coincidence that the foot has 28 bones, 27 joints, 100 ligaments, 23 muscles and a branched nervous and capillary system. Our feet accompany us in every movement, support us and can "feel" our changes.
Therefore, it is not crazy to state that the basis of our physical and mental balance is built from the part of the body that holds us up. That is why it is important not only to take care of the aesthetic appearance of our feet, but also and especially of their physical well-being.
So, here are 4 simple tips for happy feet:
Take a foot bath once every 2 weeks, while also adding Dead Sea Salts, which are perfect for softening the skin. In doing so, you will enjoy a relaxing time for both your body and your mind. After about 20 minutes, use a scrub to remove dead skin cells and thickening. Finally, finish with a moisturizer, massaging it all over your feet in circular motions.
Remember, whenever possible, to keep your feet out in air or walk barefoot on the floor. Better yet on sand, if you have the opportunity. This helps to strengthen the muscles, massage and allow the feet to breathe.
Pick up small objects with your feet: this simple act activates the extensor and flexor muscles of the foot and toes. Don't worry if you experience minor cramping of the toes while performing this exercise. This is due to not being used to working with the whole foot, so don’t give up and keep your foot trained.
Get a tennis ball (or an orange or similar object you have around the house) and place it on the ground. At this point, slide the entire sole of your foot back and forth on the ball, applying gentle pressure. This will relax the foot and strengthen the plantar fascia.
Well, all you have to do now is to bring our tips into practice: your feet can't wait!