Happy Feet!

Welcome to Tuesday! I hope everyone had a fabulous Monday. Today, for gift idea #13 I am paying homage to feet.

I have had painful feet my whole life, long before I ever was diagnosed with CKD, so I know what it is like to live with painful feet. I have also suffered from Plantar Fasciitis which took forever to heal and set me back a lot with my fitness goals. So, today I am paying respect to our feet. Our feet provide balance and mobility. We need to love and protect them. I am a nurse, so when I am at work my feet bare the brunt of the stress. I rarely sit and go home with achy feet. I also love to walk barefoot so keeping my feet clean is of utmost importance. If you are a Diabetic then you should have already been taught the importance of taking good care of your feet.

I don’t personally like my feet to be touched by others, but a good foot massage is a great gift idea. A way to soak the feet is another great gift. If you have Diabetes be careful of the temp because you may not have good feeling anymore. Here is a whole page of foot soaking options. Some are super fancy with all kinds of cadillac features. I just use a simple basin with warm water and peppermint oil If you have CKD and choose to use Epsom Salts, be sure and ask your doctor first as the Magnesium may be absorbed in the feet to the body. Once my feet are done soaking, and dried, I apply a peppermint lotion. Are you noticing a theme here? I love peppermint! It makes achy muscles feel better. I put peppermint lotion on my forehead when I have a headache. I like the Teatree brand, but there are tons to choose from.

To enhance this gift idea even more, a pedicure gift set would be a lovely idea. If you want the Hummer of a Happy Feet gift idea, then a good pair of shoes is the ultimate gift. I love Crocs, Sketchers on the Go and the ultimate would be a pair of Orthofeet which I do not own a pair of, but I almost forced myself to buy when I didn’t think the Plantar Fasciitis was ever going to go away and it was really inhibiting my mobility. New Balance ultimately helped cure my Plantar Fasciitis.

Believe it or not we are still eating Lasagna! Casserole type meals are definitely the most economical because they make tons of leftovers. I think I will freeze the rest as everyone is getting bored of it. Tomorrow I will do the next Dollar Tree food challenge item. Also, below see my Fitbit walking stats for the past two days. If you would live a virtual walking buddy ask me about my Walking Buddy program.

If you are interested in learning about any of my Health Coaching Services, please use the contact form at the end of this post to message me, or email me at melissa@healthbuddymelissa.coach


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