Revealing the Overlooked Importance of Foot Care for a Cozy Winter

Revealing the Overlooked Importance of Foot Care for a Cozy Winter

  • By - Mountrax Editor
  • 19 December, 2023

Revealing the Overlooked Importance of Foot Care for a Cozy Winter 

The winter season is here again, and it is important to keep and stay warm during this season. Your clothing and environment should be adjusted to help maintain your body temperature to prevent hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature) and frostbite. Every part of the body should be kept warm this season. Still, a common perception by many people during this period is to keep the head, hand, neck, chest, leg, and hand warm with less consideration for the feet. Foot care should be prioritised for warmth during winter due to its many benefits. 

Traditional Beliefs vs. Reality

Traditionally, the following body parts are considered essential to protect and keep warm during winter:

  1. Hands: the hand is considered important because it is believed to be vulnerable to the cold, as they are exposed. However, any part of the body is vulnerable to cold if exposed. 
  2. Head: there is a belief that you will lose body heat through your head, but the truth is you will lose heat from any part of your body. However, you should cover your head like other body parts to stay warm. 
  3. Ears: ears are sensitive to cold and can become susceptible to frostbite if left exposed, which gives them a spot as one of the traditionally essential body parts. But the truth is that every body part is sensitive to cold when exposed. 
  4. Legs: Legs are often covered in pants, but they still feel cold, which is why they are considered important. 
  5. Core: The core refers to the chest and abdomen, which house vital organs critical in maintaining body warmth, which is why it is considered one of the important body parts to protect during winter. 

The feet are often overlooked but are also crucial body parts to protect during winter. Just like any part of the body, exposure of the feet can result in slow blood circulation to the extremities. Specialists recommend wearing water-resistant, insulated footwear and warm socks to prevent frostbite.

Keeping your feet warm is crucial for staying healthy during this winter season. Warmer feet open the blood vessels, allowing adequate blood circulation and regulating body temperature. The feet are the end of the limbs, which are not made up of many muscles, making them prone to getting cold faster than the rest of the body. Foot care and warming up the feet during winter can keep the body comfortable and boost the immune system during the cold; this will prevent sicknesses like flu and complications in existing health conditions like diabetes. 


Proper Foot Care in Winter

The winter can wreak havoc on your body, and the feet are no exception. Therefore, taking care of your feet by keeping them warm and moisturised during this period is important. 

Footcare essentials: 

  • Keep your feet clean and dry: Keep your feet clean and dry as damp feet get cold more quickly and can be prone to bacterial, fungi and viral infections. 
  • Moisturise your feet:Another essential foot care is moisturising your feet to prevent cracking.
  • Keep your feet warm: it is essential to keep your feet warm by wearing insulated footwear and socks. Footwear and socks provide insulation to keep the feet warm and protect against the cold winter air to prevent heat loss. Wearing the proper footwear and socks in winter provides warmth, comfort, protection and support to your feet, resulting in healthy feet and overall good health by regulating the body temperature. 


Basic steps for effective foot care

Here are the basic steps to effectively take care of the feet this winter season: 

  1. Wash and moisturise your feet regularly: wash your feet daily with a mild soap to prevent fungi and bacteria infections. Pat your feet dry with a towel after washing. Do not forget to dry between the toes, as wetness here can result in athlete’s foot, fungi, and other infections. After drying, moisturise your feet with a lotion to prevent dry and cracked feet. 
  2. Invest in winter footwear: wear footwear with required padding and protection that fit properly and are comfortable. 
  3. Avoid going barefoot: always cover your feet in socks and footwear.
  4. Move your feet: staying active during winter is good for all your body parts, including your feet. Go for a walk, run, etc. 
  5. Get a foot massage:Massaging your feet with the MOUNTRAX foot massager will help boost blood circulation and keep the feet warm. 

Foot Massage techniques 

Foot massages can be done by a professional or at home. It can be done using the hands, foot rollers and foot massage machines like the MOUNTRAX foot massager, which can be used at home for a quick and easy foot massage process at any time. 

Benefits and step-by-step guides to self-foot massages

Foot massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tensions and often eases pain. Here is a step-by-step guide to self-foot massages:

  • Sit in a comfortable chair and rest your back.
  • Insert your leg into the machine.
  • Set the massage to the desired intensity, such as rolling, pressing, kneading, squeezing, etc. 
  • Set the timer.
  • Turn on the heat to keep your feet warm. 

MOUNTRAX Foot Massager comes with a remote and touch panel that offers professional shiatsu massage and optional heat, making it suitable for winter. It can be easily customised with multiple functions such as heat, three air compression, and three kneading intensities. Some of the many reasons you should buy this feet massager is because of its extraordinary features: 

  • Easy to use touch panel and remote.
  • Shut off automatically after 15 minutes.
  • Deep kneading shiatsu massage and nine customised massage intensities.
  • Optional soothing heating up to 122˚ F/ 50 ˚C
  • Low operation noise

    The MOUNTRAX Foot Massager will enhance your winter foot care by increasing blood circulation, providing warmth and comfort and relieving muscle tensions. It helps promote overall foot health during the winter season. 

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