Greetings, salaam, shalom and namaste to you and all. I trust you’re safe, well and in good spirits.
This month I thought I would share with you 10 interesting Feet Facts:
- One quarter of your body’s bones are in your feet. Each normal foot has 33 joints, 26 bones, 19 muscles, and 107 ligaments.
- If your whole foot touches the floor when you stand, you have flat feet. Young children usually have them, because their foot bones, tendons, and ligaments haven’t yet formed arches.
- It’s normal for some people to never develop arches, but flat feet can cause pain. On the other hand, well-aligned flat feet can be helpful, because they support the body’s weight over a bigger area.
- Toenails grow much more slowly than fingernails do.
- Skin on the soles of your feet is thicker than it is anywhere else on the human body.
- Each foot has more than 250,000 sweat glands, and they can produce up to half a pint of moisture a day!
- Walking is the best exercise for your feet, and it’s also a great way to get overall exercise for your body: it boosts circulation and helps you burn calories.
- Standing still is much more tiring than walking. Your body only uses a few specific muscles when you’re still, whereas walking distributes the weight and effort over more muscles.
- Your feet may be the most ticklish part of your body. This is because we have 8,000 nerves in our feet.
- Morton’s toe is the name given to the condition where the second toe is longer than the big toe. It affects 20-30% of the world’s population.
Thanks for reading and on behalf of everyone at the Foot Comfort Centre we hope you have a good day and found these Feet Facts interesting,