Sensuous Feet ~ Find a Podiatrist to Love!

wpid-img_20150927_100740805.jpgIn order to be a Sensuous Woman or a Sensuous Man you must be aware of your Body and how it feels.  Developing an awareness of how your Body feels and an understanding of what it needs will help you keep it Healthy and Feeling Good… and that will make you more Sensuous and Sexy. A Sensuous Person understands the importance of nurturing the Body and taking care of any needs. Keeping our feet Happy and Healthy is critical to our overall well-being.

And believe it or not, no matter how old you are, you need to start thinking about keeping your feet Happy.

“If your feet are not Happy, you won’t be Happy”.

Almost Famous Quote

Peggy Durham, Sensuous Life Coach

It is difficult or impossible to feel Sensuous if your feet hurt… And  75% of Americans will have foot problems at one time or another. In an average day of walking, we put hundreds of tons of impact on our feet. They need our help.

In each foot, there are 26 Bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles.  There is a lot going on in our feet and we need to pay attention to them if we want to stay Sexy, Sensuous and Healthy.

And as we age… things get even worse and it is more critical to figure out what is going on… the sooner the better. We all abuse our feet. High heels or other shoes that we stuff our feet into can do damage. Shoes with no support or stability are just as bad.

A few facts about aging feet.

Foot size increases ½ size every 10 years after 40. (I think that this happens much sooner.)

Tendons and Ligaments lose their elasticity which causes a flattening of the feet.

Increased force over time causes Fat Pads that cushion the bottom of the foot to thin.

And even if you get fatter, the Fat Pads in your feet get thinner.

Foot flattening can mess with your Big toe making it more likely to rub on the top of your shoe.

Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, and Diabetes can cause lots of other foot problems.

Bunions, Calluses, Toe Nail issues, Joint Malfunctions, Heel pain and Knee and Hip problems are a few other issues that you may have to deal with that are related to feet not being happy.

Unstable feet cause Falls.

Foot pain makes it very difficult to feel Sexy and Sensuous.

All of these things can cause you to lose your Youthful Bounce and the Spring in your Step. So what can you do. I believe that there is a lot you can do no matter where you are in Life. Paying attention to how your feet are doing is key and giving them the love and attention they deserve is vital.

Wearing comfortable shoes that have good support as often as possible is the best thing you can do for your feet. You may need to purchase a new pair of shoes that let your toes wiggle and your feet breathe. Next, you will need to determine if you need arch support or cushioning.  You may want to start by looking at shoe inserts that are available online or at your local shoe store or pharmacy. There are lots of options for shoe inserts that cushion and support your feet. If none of these inserts work for you… I highly recommend that you see a Podiatrist and have custom shoe inserts made. They are made exactly to take care of the needs of your feet. They will bring back that sexy bounce in your step and give you more energy.

I am always searching for great shoes that make me feel bouncy and energetic.

My favorite Shoes right now are GO Walk 3 for Women .

They also have Go Walk 3 for Men .

These shoes make you feel like you are walking on a cloud.  Lots of bounce for the buck. I love to find great shoes like these… Please leave a comment if you know about a wonderful pair of shoes.

And don’t forget Foot Massage as a great way to keep your feet healthy. Share a massage with a friend or do it yourself.

Learn Reflexology…there is a page in my Book about that…

Keeping your Happy and Healthy is worth the time and effort… Make the world a happier place.  Please share this post with others…

Until Next time,

Peggy

Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com

If you would like to learn more ways to get in touch with the Sensuous, Healthy, Vibrant Person inside of you, my Book, “Be Your Own Sensuous Life Coach,” is available on Amazon.com.

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Have a Happy, Healthy, Sensuous Heart! Magical Magnesium

 I have had high blood pressure, aka “Hypertension,“ on and off since I was 20 years old. After lots of investigation, it was determined there was no medical reason for the issue, and that it was most likely due to Stress.

So, one of my goals in Life has always been . . . to learn how to cope with Stress in a Healthy Way, and to do it as often as possible. I’m sure that this is something that has shaped my Life. Tension seems to be something I’ve been trying to figure out for years, and many of the things that I have tried have worked well. I started transcendental meditation back then, and my Blood Pressure was managed extremely well.  But that’s another story. . . .  There are many other things that I do . . . that relate to trying to be Less Tense or More Peaceful, like Yoga, Eating Healthy Food, Expressing Feelings, etc.  And, I sometimes remember that worrying about it has the opposite effect.  Yin and Yang . . . it’s all about Balance.

“Balance in Everything is the Key.” Almost Famous Quote

                     Peggy Durham ~ Sensuous Life Coach

Most recently, I have been having some heart palpitations or PVC’s (Premature Ventricular Contractions).   My cardiologist says that they are common, and usually do not cause any problem.  And, if you have heart palpitations, you should definitely see a doctor about them first.  Then what?  I figured that there might be something I could do to make them go away.  Of course, I had to read everything I could find on the “whys” and the possible solutions.  So, what I have learned so far is that you need to check your Lifestyle, and look for triggers for the PVC’s. There are several possible causes which include caffeine, alcohol, exercise, high blood pressure, anxiety, or an underlying heart problem.  It might also be related to a mineral deficiency in your Diet.

Our bodies are Electric, and the Heart’s rhythm is Electrical.  It makes sense that if some of the minerals in your Body are out of whack, the Electrical System may not work as well.

Magical Magnesium

Apparently, we are all a little low in Magnesium.  And, Magnesium is the Calming Mineral.  So, I’m pretty sure I’m low in that one.  We have a problem getting enough of that Calming Mineral because of our Diets (too many processed foods, white flour, and sugar), and also because Soils are not as rich in mineral content like they used to be. Magnesium is important for so many reasons in our bodies, and low magnesium levels have been shown to have an impact on Depression, Diabetes, Asthma, PMS, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, High Blood Pressure, Heart Failure, Pre- Eclampsia, Colorectal Cancer, and Restress Leg Syndrome.  In addition, Magnesium levels usually decrease after Menopause.

There are many things that contain Magnesium.  Here is a list from Baylor University, where studies have been done concerning the benefits of Magnesium in preventing many of the Issues mentioned above.  A diet with whole grains, and lots of fruits and vegetables is a good start.

                                                 Dietary Sources 

Rich sources of magnesium include: Other good dietary sources of this mineral include: Many herbs, spices, and seaweeds supply magnesium:
Tofu

Legumes

Whole grains

Green leafy vegetables

Wheat bran

Brazil nuts

Soybean flour

Almonds

Cashews

Blackstrap molasses

Pumpkin and squash seeds

Pine nuts

Black walnuts

Peanuts

Whole wheat flour

Oat flour

Beet greens

Spinach

Pistachio nuts

Shredded wheat

Bran cereals

Oatmeal

Bananas

Baked potatoes (with skin)

Chocolate

Cocoa powder

Agar seaweed

Coriander

Dill weed

Celery seed

Sage

Dried mustard

Basil

Fennel seed

Savory

Cumin seed

Tarragon

Marjoram

Poppy seed

Source: Magnesium | University of Maryland Medical Center

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/magnesium#ixzz3m5zajkts

I eat a Healthy Diet most of the time, but I was still having Heart Palpitations.  So, my plan was to take a supplement for a while to see how it works.  I read all about which type of Magnesium to take, and the opinions vary.  I decided to buy the magnesium supplement, “Heart Calm,” and have been trying it this past week.  So far, my heart palpitations have stopped.  I will continue to do my own research on Magnesium supplementation in my body.  I have also felt more calm, and am sleeping better. Awareness of your Body is very important, and necessary for figuring out what works for you. . . . Be sure to check with your doctor before adding any supplement.  Other supplements I take include a Multivitamin, called “Alive!” and a , “Omega-3”Fish Oil Pill by Body Vega.

I believe that one of the Keys to having a Happy, Healthy, Sensuous Heart is having enough Magnesium.  Other things that you can do to improve the Magnesium in your Life, besides improving your Diet and supplementation, is to make Compost and grow Veggies in Rich, Organic Soil.  You can also absorb a small amount of Magnesium by taking a Bath in Epsom Salts.

Please share this information with someone who might benefit from it.  Let me know how increasing Magnesium in your Life works for you.  I’d love to hear from you.

Until later,

Peggy Durham

Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com

If you would like to learn more ways to get in touch with the Sensuous, Healthy, Vibrant Person inside of you, my Book, “Be Your Own Sensuous Life Coach,” is available on Amazon.com.

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