So if you have a pair or two of UGGs, think twice before wearing them without socks or for those long days of walking. Give your feet a break from the UGG shuffle and your ankles, knees, hips, and back will thank you!
And if you just can't pull your feet out of them, make sure that you are getting regular chiropractic adjustments to keep your spine aligned while you trudge on in your UGGs this winter.
That UGGs aren't doing your feet any favors?
The bulky boots are so comfy-cozy that fans rarely take them off, but they weren't actually made for long-distance walking. Since UGGs have no arch support, when flat-footed people walk around in a loose-fitting boot their ankles roll inward and their arches and tendons collapse outward with every step. (If you wear UGGs take a look at the sole of your boot, they are probably lopsided, showing the unevenness of your gait while wearing them.) Another aspect of UGGs are the roominess in the ankles and heels. This roominess causes people to shuffle around in them, instead of picking up their feet, causing altered gait that can lead to aches and pains.
The Flu is Not a Season
We hear over and over again that “flu season” is here, or that last years “flu season” was horrible, but really there is no such thing as a “flu season.” Don’t get me wrong from October to January it does seem like the flu is more common, but instead of looking at the flu as a season think about this instead. The flu is an inability to adapt due to decreased sun exposure and water intake, combined with increased sugar intake and stress. Now that makes more sense! Starting in October the cold settles in and we aren’t outside as much so we aren’t exposing ourselves to the sun and soaking in vitamin D. As it gets colder we tend to drink less water, because we don’t feel as thirsty when we aren’t hot. Then throw on top of that Halloween treats, Thanksgiving pies, Christmas cookies and all the added stress and BAM where did our healthy immune system go?
Author: Dr. Ali
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