In hindsight, you should have been walking instead of working.

In the months leading up to the two and a half week family vacation that your family took you spent lots of extra hours at the computer. Working to submit extra writing tasks meant that you would be able to earn more money to pay for the activities that the girls really wanted to do while they were in Greece. You and your husband had traveled to the Mediterranean before, so you were more than willing to let your two daughters help suggest ideas.

On a sharing economy site they saw three particular things that they were interested in: a 12 hour long private sail boating trip, a professional photo shoot among the blue domes and blue skies, and a 2 hour long yoga and paddle board session. All three of these experiences were excellent and everyone enjoyed the other parts of the trip as well. If there was one negative, however, it might have been that you simply could not maintain the pace that your husband and daughters set. When it came to the long walks and occasional climbs, you simply were not in good enough shape. So much so that you regretted that you had spent so much time making extra money. You wish, instead, that you would have written less, and walked more. A little less money might have meant a little more energy and speed on your part.

Walking Is an Important Part of Life

Whether your slow walking pace is because you are out of shape or because you have foot problems, it is important to get the help that you need. From working out more with a brisk walk every morning to treatment for bunions, if you can do something to make yourself more comfortable when walking you will likely improve the quality of your life.

Did you know that each foot has 26 bones? This means, of course, that 25% of all the bones in the body are in the feet. When you avoid getting the help that you need, like treatment for bunions, you are limiting the amount of enjoyment you can have. Consider some of these other facts and figures about the many times when foot problems can limit the enjoyment you have in life and the comfort that you experience when you are trying to walk:

  • Women are 10 times more likely to develop bunions than men.
  • By the time they reach age 50, most Americans travel 75,000 miles on their feet.
  • 75% of Americans will experience health problems involving their feet of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives.
  • It may come as a surprise that 85% of people have legs of different lengths. This discrepancy occasionally results in an uneven gait and a bunion on the foot of the longer leg.
  • 19% of the U.S. population has an average of 1.4 foot problems every year.
  • 88% of women wear shoes that are too small. Of this same population, 55% had bunions, according to a study by the American Foot and Ankle Society.

Whether you are looking for treatment for bunions or you simply need to get in the habit of walking more often, walking can help you enjoy your day to day life, as well as get the most out of any vacation experience.

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