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During a lifetime the average person will walk more than 250,000 miles. That’s the distance from the Earth to the moon!
Toenails and fingernails grow fastest in hot weather, in pregnancy and during the teen years.
Runners hit the ground with a force of two and a half times their body weight.
The ancient Romans were the first to create distinct left and right shoes; previous to that all shoes could be worn on either foot.
Foot fact – Your average foot gets two sizes longer when you stand up.
A 2½-inch high heel can increase the load on the forefoot by 75%.
Shoe sizes were devised in England by King Edward II who declared in 1324 that the diameter of one barleycorn – a third of an inch -would represent one full shoe size.
Foot problems occur in women four times more than in men.
For two out of every ten people the second toe is the longest.
The average foot expands about five percent in volume as the day goes on.
Each foot produces more than a cup of perspiration per day. More when you exercise, at least one pint!
The most common foot injury is plantar fasciitis which is pain under and in front of the heel.