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Health Minute: Foot Health Awareness Month

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WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

Warmer weather in central Pennsylvania means it’s time for people to trade in their boots for sneakers and sandals.

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, about 20 percent of Americans experience at least one foot problem each year. 

Stretching your feet, ankles, and lower legs daily keeps your muscles strong and can prevent foot problems.

It’s important to replace your sneakers every six months, or every 500 miles, to avoid foot and heel pain. The insides of the shoes can wear and lose support.

Your feet will carry you an average of 115,000 miles in your lifetime. Avoiding foot problems should be a priority.

More information can be found at apma.org.

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