About Foot Care
Excerpt from the Public Health Agency of Canada:
Healthy feet contribute to your safety and health. How?
• Feet that are healthy and pain free help you keep your balance. Good balance can prevent falls, a major cause of injury and hospitalization; some falls result in disability or death.
• Healthy feet also allow you to stay active. When your feet are too sore to walk, you loose strength and become at greater risk for falls. Walking is the perfect exercise to keep your weight down, prevent blood clots and keep your bones and muscles strong.
• Keeping an eye on your feet can even give you an early warning about serious health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, nerve damage and poor blood circulation.
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