We love ourselves the most in the world, and knowing a little more about the different parts of our body help us take care of ourselves better.
Besides, sometimes it is just fun to know about things that are so close to us and yet we know almost nothing about them.
So here are 9 fun feet facts.
1. Footwear issue
Women are four times more likely to suffer from foot problems, and it is mostly due to their footwear. The pressure on your forefoot is increased by 75% from wearing a two and half inch high heel.
Walking is the best exercise for your feet, and additionally for other body parts.
3. Around the world
An average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day, which would be about 115,000 miles in a lifetime. That could take you four times around the world.
4. Heavy burden
On an average day, the human feet endures a cumulative force of a few hundred tons.
5. Shoe shopping
During the afternoon hours, our feet tend to get a little swollen, and hence is the optimum time to purchase shoes.
6. Quarter of the body
With a total of 52 bones, the human feet contains a quarter of the total number of bones in the body.
7. Back pain begins here
About 80% of people suffer from back pain, due to a problem that started at their feet. It is caused by biomechanical imbalances, abnormal stresses or structural problems.
8. Half a pint
Sweat glands in a person’s feet produce up to half a pint of moisture every day.
9. A lot of muscle work
It takes 200 muscles to take a single step, and 300 muscles to balance oneself while standing still.
So now you know ladies… Take out time and pamper those pretty feet of yours….
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