NATIONAL I LOVE MY FEET DAY!
National I LOVE My Feet Day! is observed annually on August 17th. This is a day to appreciate how valuable our feet are, to practice good foot care and pamper our feet.
Our feet are our primary mode of transportation. They quietly and faithfully help us stand, swim, run, walk, play sports, jog, skip and dance. They take us to school and work. Our feet withstand all the things we do in our everyday lives and accomplish things our hands cannot.
Taking care of our feet is important for preventing long-term problems. Years of wear and tear can be hard on them, as can disease, bad circulation, improperly trimmed toenails and poorly fitting shoes.
Practicing good foot care is easy. Elevating your feet when you sit is a relaxing way to help reduce swelling. Stretching, walking or having a gentle foot massage aids circulation. A warm foot bath is also helpful. Make sure your feet are dry before putting on shoes. Wearing shoes when outside provides your feet better protection.
75% of the adult population has a foot problem and improper shoe choices account for the majority of those problems. Wearing properly fitted shoes with good arch support, getting foot massages and regular pedicures can reduce foot problems. If you have persistent foot pain, consulting a podiatrist can help. For more Good Foot Care Tips and information on I LOVE My Feet Day! click on one of these links:
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Pamper your feet today with a foot massage or pedicure. Share photos of your rejuvenated feet on social media using #ilovemyfeetday
NATIONAL I LOVE MY FEET DAY HISTORY
National I LOVE My Feet Day! was submitted by Carolyn D. Jenkins in May of 2015. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National I LOVE My Feet Day! to be observed annually on August 17.
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Q. What kind of doctor takes care of feet?
A. A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in foot care and everything below the knee. They treat injuries and medical conditions that impact the feet.
Q. Do podiatrists perform surgery?
A. Yes, many podiatrists perform surgeries, though not all do.
Q. What is included in a pedicure?
A. Basic pedicures include a warm foot bath to cleanse the feet and soften loose skin, a scrub to remove dead skin, nail clipping and filing, massage, moisturizer and polish.
Q. Should I tip for services at a nail salon?
A. Yes. The standard tip is 20%.