Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
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Friday, January 23, 2009
Prehistoric...The Ice Man Cometh www.headoverheelshistory.com
So the first shoes were developed quite early and they were most likely bag-like wrappings made of fur or skins. Cave Paintings (c.8000 BCE) show these foot bags and some even show images of shoes that look like fur boots. The earliest European shoes discovered were that of the Ice Man found in the Alps which date all the way back to 3300 BCE and were made of rawhide bearskin and woven plant fibers.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Your feet stay for the most part, enclosed in an unforgiving enviroment of darkness, moisture and bacteria. Yet they are expected to take you from place to place, sometimes in a hurry. You expect them to be with you for the entire length of your lives, yet do you actually make it a point to keep them in decent shape?
I am writing this today, as the beginning of a series of various ways that you can help your feet to last your entire lifetime and be healthy. I will come back every week and add to this extensive list, so please subscribe to my blog and check back often.
One of the things that while relatively simple, is overlooked on a continuing basis is that of basic foot hygiene. The simple washing with soap and water is the most effective way to combat the effects of trapping your feet inside shoes all day. The use of soap and warm water on your feet is amazing in that it flushes away dead skin cells, and refreshes the pores of your feet. Not to mention the fact that a lot of times, (especially as teenagers) this will go a long way to helping your feet to smell better.
One product that I have found that really works well (especially when dealing with foot fungus) is the Foot Fixer Kit, from Dr. Roth's website (click the image to go there)
Remember, you only have one set of feet and they are intended to last a lifetime. Take care of them, and they will take care of you. Until next time, here's to happy feet.