The average adult walks 3,000-4,000 steps per day, which is roughly 1.5-2 miles. Your feet are the basis of your body and have a big job to do! It’s important to keep them healthy so you can stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Maintaining good hygiene is one of the best ways to keep your feet healthy. By keeping your skin clean you are less likely to experience infection, and more likely to notice any issues that your feet may develop. In addition to good hygiene:
One of the most important reasons to regularly check the skin on your feet is for signs of melanoma. While people often watch for signs of melanoma on the parts of their body that experience direct sunlight the most, the feet are often forgotten.
Your entire foot should be checked for melanoma, from the top to the bottom. Also evaluate your nail bed for any changes.
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