You know what they say: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
To be honest, though, we’re not quite sure it’s true. You see, according to the CDC, roughly half of Americans have been diagnosed with a chronic illness considered preventable, such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. And a full 7 out of 10 deaths in the United States are caused by chronic disease.
So actually, the cliché is totally wrong. An ounce of prevention is worth way, way more than a pound of cure—at least if you value your long-term health, happiness, and independence.
And assuming you do, in fact, value those things, make sure that routine, preventive foot care is on your to-do list. You might not think about your feet all that often, but they really are the foundation upon which your entire body is built. And if they start to break down, the rest of your body won’t be far behind.
In recognition of this fact—and also because it’s National Safety Month—let’s explore this topic a little further.