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Protect Your Feet!

Summer is slowly leaving and Fall is beginning to approach. And with the thought that your favorite flip flops will be put in the back of a closet and those fall boots and flats will be back on the scene, might put a little hole in everyone’s heart. But before we decide to put those fall shoes to work, or even buy new ones, let’s begin to make better decisions on the two things that are the most important for your lifetime: Your feet! 

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It is BEYOND important to worry about your foot health. I mean think about it this way, if you don’t, who will? Making sure that finding the perfect shoe, for example, along with the perfect fit can not only make your feet feel super comfortable but will save them for your later years.

People who suffer from things like arthritis, muscle and tendon problems, toe and joint injuries, and just overall jacked up feet are very popular today. In fact 7 out of 10 people will eventually have drastic foot conditions, all of which can be preventable. How is it preventable you ask? AfroMadu always knows….

Unknown-17Understanding the strain point in your feet, for starters, is really crucial to maintaining good feet health. When you are on your feet all day, what part of your foot hurts the most? whether it is the heel, arch or the front of your foot, finding that shoe that supports your strain points will not only your strain points, but it will allow you to stay on your feet a little longer. 

Exercise, as always, is another good way to protect your feet. Cardio and recreational activities keeps the blood flow and muscles moving, while it straightens and tones the shape of your feet. 

Yoga, especially, has been a great practice to take care of your feet. Having yoga instructors called them the “root of the body”, their are poses and different techniques used in yoga to maintain and circulate blood flow in feet, and along the spinal cord and back.  

All in All, these strategies can strengthen and heal your feet. Longevity is super prominent for the two walkers that will keep you well and active. Training and toning might not be the first thing you think about when you want to get healthy, but it should be. Pay attention to those feet, you are going to need them forever!   

New Season, New Goals.

As the summer is coming to an end most people find themselves coming up with new goals for the remaining four months of the year. This year I am guilty as charged. My new goal is to get fit (I cannot afford to lose any weight) and find a constructive activity like kickboxing or Zumba. Granted I have a low cut so I do not have to worry about sweating my hair out. However, here are some tips to be able to work out yet not sweat out your hair too much.

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Time:
If you love to run, run early in the morning when the air is still cool. This allows your hair to sweat out a little less.

How to style:
Natural hair- if you braid your hair at night then keep it the same.
Permed hair- you can keep it wrapped by putting bobby pins in it.

Scarves: Some may feel scarves are too ghetto and should not be worn to the gym. However, I feel if you have a hair style that needs it then wear it. Just make sure it’s the best scarf you have. Don’t go to the gym in your scarf with all the holes in it. If you still feel uncomfortable then style your scarf to make it look like a fashion statement.

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Don’t let the pressure of your hair stop you from reaching your goals. Please share if you use a different style to protect your hair when you work out.

~B.R.A.T (Black, Radical and Thorough