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Flip-flops are popping up everywhere: at weddings, at work, at parties, and at home. What once was an article of clothing only seen at the beach or pool, now this flimsy footwear is a mainstay of closets across America. Ask someone why he/she wears flips and the laundry list of reasons is long. "They're comfortable," "They're cool," "They're fun," and "They're less confining"; this list of reasoning is reshaping our shoe choices and fashion sense. However, this list of reasoning is not very sensible in terms of health. Many parts of the body suffer from flip-flop related problems, problems that can be avoided. Here is a list of good reasons to avoid flip-flops.
1. No Support : Flip-flops are the least supportive of all shoes. Most flips are as flat as a board while the foot itself has many curves and arches. Why do people try to make a foot conform to something flat? Curves and arches need to be supported or else they tend to collapse. Flat feet , bu...
Definition Alternative Names Pain - heel Considerations Common Causes Most frequently heel pain is not the result of any single injury, such as a fall or twist, but rather the result of repetitive or excessive heel pounding. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick connective tissue on the sole of your foot that attaches to your heel. The pain is usually felt at the bottom of your heel and is often worse in the morning because of stiffness that occurs overnight. The following increase your risk of developing this painful problem: Shoes with poor arch support or soft soles Quick turns that put stress on your foot Tight calf muscles Repetitive pounding on your feet from long-distance running, especially running downhill or on uneven surfaces Pronation -- landing on the outside of your foot and rolling inward when walking or running; to know if you pronate, check the soles of your shoes to see if they are worn along the outer edge Bone spurs in the heel can accompany plantar fasciitis, but are...
Typically, by the time an adult with ADHD has come to me for help, it's because he has hit rock bottom. His work performance is suffering and his job is in jeopardy. His ADHD symptoms have gotten him into too much hot water, whether it's from being chronically late for work, not finishing projects in time, or impulsively chewing out his boss or co-worker.
Perhaps a woman has fallen into a deep depression because she can't keep up with her young children and her home and balancing it all while working part or full time. She can't get dinner on the table every night. She loses her child's school permission slip- yet again. The house is a mess. She's simply too drained to do much of anything and she feels like a total failure.
Or maybe it's the single man or woman whose self-esteem is so low because yet another potential relationship has failed. The hard work in sustaining a healthy relationship is just too much.
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