Five fun foot facts you probably didn’t know

 

Here are five facts about your foot that you may not have heard:

  • First, a quarter of all your body bones are located in your foot, a whopping 52 bones in a pair of feet!
  • Second, when you walk, every time your heel lifts off the floor, your toe carries one-half of your body weight.
  • Third, your two feet do not share the same size! One is usually bigger than the other that’s why the ancient Romans – first to do so – constructed distinctive right and left shoes. It’s why to this day you’ll have a tough time switching which shoe goes on which feet.
  • Fourth, walking by far is the best exercise for both your feet and your body. It helps keep you lose weight and stay healthy while building muscles.
  • And Fifth, did you know the thickest skin we possess is on the heels of our feet.

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