Why do your feet need
Healthy feet feature a natural 3-point antishock system, which protects them against damaged by impact. A foot rests on three points of support connected by three elastic arches. When walking, the arches act as shock absorbers, as the impact of the body weight is attenuated. We are all born with this natural antishock system. To maintain it through life, we would however have to walk bare feet over natural ground, where the outer and inner ball of the foot and the heel land on soft soil and where the weight shift from one foot to the other provides natural muscle training.
Today, we normally walk on hard floors, concrete and stone. Muscles, ligaments and tendons become slack. The natural antishock system of the feet wastes away. As a result, more and more people are suffering from problems with their feet caused by modern lifestyle.
Many people are for example in jobs, where they are forced to perform ergonomically unnatural movements and assume unhealthy postures, pushing the body to the limit of its physical strain-bearing capacity.
Even normal walking causes shockwaves when the heel hits the ground, which nearly amount to 80-100 %of the body weight.
These vibrations are generated when the foot hits the ground, and travel at high speed through the lower leg, knee, femur and hip all the way to the cervical vertebra. One of the functions of the cartilage in the joints is the absorption of shocks and vibration. In many people, the cartilage is however unable to fulfil this function, as it loses its elasticity under stress and as we grow older.
Most of us are unfortunately familiar with the consequences: stinging and burning pain in your feet, tired feet and legs, sore joints from the feet to the neck, poor blood circulation, etc.
People are getting older. At an age when one would like to enjoy an active and healthy life, after many years of work, the body is however often not up to it.
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