No Foot, No Fitness

There’s an old horseman’s saying, “No hoof, no horse.” This means if you don’t take care of your horse’s feet, he won’t be able to perform no matter how talented he may be. The same goes for humans, but how often do we really take care of ourselves the same way we take care of our horses? My horses get their feet done every 6 to 8 weeks in order to keep them healthy. I run, but how often do I invest in a new pair of running shoes? Oh, these can last a bit longer…they’re so expensive! That’s what I tell myself when it comes to my own well-being. The truth is if we do not invest in ourselves and our fitness, then we will suffer the consequences. Those consequences can range from sore feet, bad knees, crippling back pain, muscle soreness…you name it. My daughter is studying to be a  podiatric surgeon, so I often hear the message about the importance of supportive athletic footwear and overall good health. If you run, walk, play games,  or move on your feet in any mode or style, take heed! Horsewomen, take as good care of yourselves as you do your equine friends. Remember: No foot, no fitness. 


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