Walking Excuse Busters - Sore Feet

Sore Foot
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Your feet are not happy campers - they are tired, maybe even blistered.

Bust it:
• Replace Your Shoes. How old are your shoes? Walking shoes should be replaced every 500 miles, or at least every 6 months. They lose their cushioning and soon you are not protecting your feet from the pounding. Give those old shoes a decent burial and go shoe shopping! When to replace your walking shoes

• Buy the Right Shoes. Shop for walking shoes at the store in your area where the serious runners go and get fit correctly.

Our Walking Shoe Guide has all of the tips to getting a good fit. Don't trust your foot comfort to whatever minimum-wage kid they stuck in the discount shoe department for the day.

• Prevent Blisters. Slather blister-prone areas with petroleum jelly or other anti-chafing/anti-blister remedies. Coat existing blisters with the gel or with a bandage. How to Prevent Blisters

• Arch Supports. Athletic shoes do not have arch support - buy some arch support insoles and slip them into your shoes.

• Insoles. Gel insoles, air insoles and cushions can make a big difference. They are no replacement for new shoes, but they can make your feet happier even with new shoes. Insoles and Orthotics

• Foot Pain. If you have pain in your sole or heel when you first step out of bed, you may have plantar fasciitis.

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More of this Feature
• Too Busy
• Scared Walking Alone
• Lonely Walking Alone
• Too Cold
• Too Hot
• It's Raining
• I'm Tired
• Sore Muscles
• My Family Misses Me
• It's Boring
• Unmotivated
• Can't Get Out the Door
• I'm Too Fat
• I'm Too Old
• Sensitive Problems

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