December 22, 2006
Health Tip: Keep the Blood Moving in Your Feet
Well-fitted shoes should help circulation
(HealthDay News) -- The best way to improve blood circulation to your feet is to wear comfortable shoes that fit well, according to the Johns Hopkins University Geriatrics Center.
Here are some tips on buying the right pair of shoes:
- Have your feet measured each time you buy new shoes. Foot width may increase with age.
- The upper part of the shoe should be made of a soft, flexible material to match the shape of your foot.
- Shoes made from leather can reduce the possibility of skin irritation.
- Thick soles lessen pressure on hard surfaces.
- Low-heeled shoes are more comfortable, safer, and less damaging than high-heeled shoes.