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6 Easy Things to Help Improve Your Balance

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Apr 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM


When it comes to working on your balance, take a cue from kids.

Balance, by definition, is an even distribution of weight that enables someone (or something) to remain upright and steady. When used to describe a concept, like work/life or home decor balance, it refers to elements that are in the correct proportion. Both textbook definitions are relevant when you're working on improving personal balance - it's about distributing your body weight in the correct proportions, if you will.

There are many factors that go into good (or poor) balance: The transfer of information from your brain to your nerves to your muscles, the position of your center of gravity and how that connects to the spot where your feet touch the floor, and the support your feet have when they're moving you from point A to point B. All of these things can be improved upon, though, regardless of your age or current skill. The key? Being as fit as you can be.

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Topics: Exercise, Sports, Anatomy & Care Tips

Why We Get Muscle Cramps - Charley Horses 101

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Apr 10, 2015 9:30:00 AM


Nothing is worse than a middle-of-the-night Charley Horse.
Most of us have had that sharp, painful leg cramp that makes our calf feel like it's shrinking up. These cramps are called Charley Horses, and as excruciating as they may be, they aren't dangerous. They usually reflect a brief imbalance in the body, whether it's a lack of a certain vitamin or mineral or mere dehydration. Sometimes it can stem from a hard work out in extreme temperatures or simply your brain telling your muscle to contract in the middle of the night for no reason at all. So when does a Charley Horse become important to pay attention to? When you have them frequently. Here are a few potential causes - and what you can do to thwart them:
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Topics: Work, Foot Care, Wellness, Sports

How to prevent foot problems (while you're young)

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Mar 29, 2015 10:30:00 AM


Save those heels for special occasions.
Many people experience serious foot problems as they age, and it's no wonder; feet have to hold you up throughout your lifetime, and they help you do all sorts of fun (and strenuous activities) in the process. It may seem like foot problems are inevitable, but that's not the case. In fact, there's a lot you can do to keep your feet in tip-top shape while you're still young. As is true with many health issues, the key is prevention.
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Topics: Foot Health, Wellness, Anatomy & Care Tips

What Is Your Walking Pattern? - The Ultimate Guide To Pronation

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Mar 18, 2015 12:32:00 PM


The degree to which your feet roll while you run is very important.
Pronation is a major buzzword within the running community, but many people don't have a totally clear idea of what it refers to. It's important to pay attention to pronation when you're trying to become a better runner and get the most out of each stride, but the effects go beyond efficiency. When you don't work to mitigate the negative effects of your pronation style, you put yourself at risk for shin splints and many other kinds of foot injuries. There three different pronation styles you can have: normal pronation, overpronation and underpronation.
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Topics: Health, Exercise, Sports, Anatomy & Care Tips

Franchise Happenings - March 2015

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Mar 17, 2015 5:03:46 PM

With the first couple months behind us in 2015, we have past a few pretty big milestones here at Good Feet. Our first Mobile Franchise is off to a great start in Amarillo, Texas. Our newest partner Jamal Naboulsi has opened a Master Franchise in the Middle East with territories in the countries of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar and Bahrain. And many of our current Franchisees are ready to open new locations.

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Topics: Community & Store News, franchising

Tips for choosing wedding shoes

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Mar 11, 2015 1:29:25 PM


Who said you have to wear heels?
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Topics: Community News, Exercise, Sports, franchising

The pros and cons of barefoot running

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Mar 9, 2015 10:31:19 AM


Barefoot running: It's not for everyone.
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Topics: Health, Exercise, Sports, Avoiding painful shoes

6 tips for soft feet

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Feb 24, 2015 9:48:04 AM


Soft feet are happy feet.
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Topics: Foot Health, Women, Foot Care, Anatomy & Care Tips

How to make high heels a little more comfortable

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Feb 19, 2015 12:52:58 PM


Don't let heels derail your health.
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Topics: Foot Health, Work, Women, Pain Relief, Avoiding painful shoes

How Do I Know If I Need Arch Supports?

Posted by Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service

Feb 10, 2015 12:18:27 PM


Orthotics are tailored to your feet.
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Topics: Foot Health, Pain Relief, Wellness, Sports, Anatomy & Care Tips