During the holiday season and the Christmas period we are on our feet a lot. Shopping, queuing at the till, parties or volunteering; these extra activities can take their toll.
Here are some tips to help ease the load and enable you and your feet to go the distance.
Compression socks and support tights not only help circulation and the return of blood up the leg, but they also make your legs feel springier and stronger. Subsequently reducing the amount of leg ache at the end of a long day. If you are standing in a long queue why not try rocking from heel to toe, going on tip toe or tapping your toes to keep your blood flowing
Remember your posture, take a minute to stand straight with your shoulders back and your chin tilted up.
Extra cushioning is always appreciated when standing for long periods, add a gel insert to your shoes. If you must wear high heels then take a flat pair to walk home in and try and sit down for some of the time. Don't forget your gel forefoot 'party feet' insoles.
Regular exercise will not only prevent you from gaining unwanted pounds, but strong leg and abdominal muscles will help relieve the strain on the lower back which can be felt after long periods of standing.
Finally treat your feet to a pre Christmas treat and come to Sole Sister for a routine Podiatry/Chiropody appointment to ensure that your feet are not slowing you down this Christmas holiday.