National I Love My Feet Day! is August 17th

A national holiday to celebrate feet might seem like a stinker at first, but on August 17th let’s all remove our socks and shoes anyway, and contemplate all our feet do for us. From faithfully helping us move about our day-to-day life, to dancing, running, and swimming, our feet are there with us every step of the way.

As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work or art.” He was inarguably correct! With 26 bones connected delicately by 33 joints and over a 100 ligaments, tendons and muscles, the human foot is designed to support our entire body. By learning how complicated and helpful our feet are we are reminded to do our best to maintain great foot care, so that they can continue taking care of us.

Some ways to maintain healthy feet include: wearing proper footwear, keeping your feet clean and dry, stretching before exercising, keeping your toenails manicured, and treating your feet to a massage once in a while.

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