#1: In a lifetime, the average Joe or Jane from down the road, will have walked more than four times around the Earth
#2: Standing still is more exhausting than walking due to the fact that you are straining the same few muscles for a longer period of time.
#3: Your toes carry one half of your body weight each time your heel lifts off the ground when you walk.
#5: More often than not, one foot is generally larger than the other.
#6: There are 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet.
#7: There are 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles in a human foot and ankle.
#8: Walking is the absolute best exercise – not just for your feet but your overall health as it boosts circulation and helps to maintain a healthy weight.
#9: As of December 2013 there are currently more than 240,000 people in NZ suffering from diabetes. Diabetic people need to take extra precautions concerning foot health as it can lead to amputation if not caught in time.
#10: There are currently more websites on the internet dedicated to foot fetishes rather than foot health.
Come see us at The Podiatrist to ensure that your feet are in tip-top shape!