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The Benefits of Fitflops

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The Benefits of Fitflops

In May 2007, FITFLOP sandals hit the shelves. The concept was developed by Marcia Kilgore, a one-time personal trainer and entrepreneur who was juggling motherhood and work and very much wanted to also stay in shape. A ‘tall order’ for most of us mortals. So, came about the shoe that could give a workout whilst you went about your daily routine. What a great idea, and wonderful for those of us who do not relish going to the gym, or indeed, do not have the time to go walking/hiking for one reason or another. Two podiatrists specialising in biomechanics (who studies gait – how a person walks) – Dr. David Cook and Darren James based at London’s Southbank University created  the fundamental muscle-loading Microwobbleboard Toning Technology which is built...

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Footwear

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Footwear

It is estimated that in a life-time we walk about 100,000 miles; so think of your poor feet as we often neglect them. It is extremely important to endeavor to keep your feet healthy, as well as, choosing well-fitting shoes in order to help prevent future foot problems from occurring.  All footwear should be thought through and given consideration before purchasing.  As we know feet comes in all shapes and sizes.  Each foot has 26 bones and do not fully set until we are approximately 18 years of age. By simply wearing the wrong shoe we can damage our feet foot – at any age. To assist in buying shoes, ‘The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists’ have put together a guide to choosing the best shoes for your feet and hereare some tips to consider when...

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