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Barefoot Shoes vs. Earthing Shoes – How are they Different?

Posted by David Gelfand

Jun 30, 2014 8:30:00 AM

There’s a barefoot movement going on and it’s all around us! Everywhere you go, people are walking, running, and dancing barefoot. Some of the reasons seem obvious, such as the calm feelings that we get and the ability to free our minds. You suddenly feel young again! These reasons don’t appear to be scientific and, in reality, they shouldn’t be. Going barefoot is about as natural as it gets and it’s a feeling that we all can appreciate.

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Topics: Earthing and Grounding, Physical Activity, Foot Health

3 Fit Tips for Your Running Shoes

Posted by Billy K

Mar 25, 2014 6:04:00 AM

Hello Everyone,

Continuing with our wishful thinking that it will eventually warm up here in the Midwest, we will focus on making sure your new, spring running shoes fit properly. Improperly fitting footwear is the main cause of foot related injuries while exercising. Having footwear that fits will not only prevent injury, but it will allow you to get the most out of your exercises. Take a look at the tips below:

1) No Heel Slippage:

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Topics: Foot Health

Three Spring Footcare Tips

Posted by Billy K

Mar 18, 2014 6:00:00 AM

Hello Everyone,

Here at Juil we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring. This winter hasn’t been too kind to us in the Midwest, but the tide is starting to change and it appears that spring may finally be upon us. I have gathered a few tips for you to get/keep your feet in great shape when spring officially rolls around.

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Topics: Foot Health

5 Ways Going Barefoot Can Improve Your Health

Posted by David Gelfand

Mar 5, 2014 5:43:00 AM

A few weeks ago we featured a post about Michael Sandler’s book, “Barefoot Running.” This blog post talked about the benefits associated with running barefoot, of which there are many! Suddenly ditching the shoes and going for a run barefoot isn’t easy, though, and I don’t blame you for being a bit hesitant. Luckily, Sandler actually has another book out there titled “Barefoot Walking” – an appropriate partner to the “Barefoot Running” book, wouldn’t you say? :-P

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Topics: Earthing and Grounding, Foot Health

Homemade Foot Cream Recipe

Posted by Billy K

Feb 11, 2014 5:05:00 AM

Hi Everyone!

Unfortunately, since the groundhog was able to see his shadow, we have 6 more weeks of winter. Winter is usually the harshest season on your feet, especially when it comes to dryness. Fear not my friends, this week I have a recipe for you to make your own homemade foot cream that will help prevent foot dryness/cracking. Check out the ingredients and instructions below:

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Topics: Foot Health

10 Tips on How and Why to Start Running Barefoot

Posted by Billy K

Jan 28, 2014 7:47:00 AM

This week I’m going to break from my usual routine of giving you my recommendations and share some recommendations from a really fascinating book, “Barefoot Running,” by Michael Sandler. Barefoot running is becoming more and more popular these days. One of our recent blog posts discussed two aspects of foot health that are critical to our foot strength – one is based on earthing and nourishing your feet, while the other is based on the biomechanics. Some studies and proponents of going barefoot have recently begun advocating for running barefoot as a source of great exercise and foot strengthening.

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Topics: Foot Health

Footcare in the New Year – Make Your Feet Glow!

Posted by Billy K

Jan 14, 2014 3:35:00 AM

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone had a great New Year! I think 2014 is going to be a great year for your feet. Let’s take a look at a few things that we will call our “Footcare New Year’s Resolution,” which will help you have healthy feet for 2014.

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Topics: Foot Health

Four Best Yoga Poses for Your Feet

Posted by Billy K

Dec 10, 2013 3:00:00 AM

Hello Everyone!

This week I am trading in my lab coat for a yoga mat. That’s right; we are going to focus on the best yoga poses for your feet. I’ve discussed foot exclusive exercises several times on this blog, but I thought it would be interesting to show you all which yoga poses are actually helping your feet. Proper alignment of the feet in all yoga poses is an important component in maintaining good foot health, but here are a few of my personal favorites:

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Topics: Yoga, Foot Health

Eat For Your Feet – Thanksgiving Edition

Posted by Billy K

Nov 26, 2013 3:00:00 AM

We’ve talked about foods for your feet in past but, with Thanksgiving only two days away, I figured I’d pick a few more foods for you to load up on while watching the Packers beat the Lions on Thursday.

I’ll let you in on a little secret: the three foods listed below are, yes, commonly found on the Thanksgiving table, but they also have positive health benefits for your feet!

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Topics: Food and Drink, Foot Health

How to Take Care of Your Feet in the Winter Months

Posted by Billy K

Nov 12, 2013 3:00:00 AM

Hello Everyone,

Believe it or not, winter is quickly approaching. I know it may seem strange, but your feet are more susceptible to problems in the winter than any other season. This is due in part to the excess moisture that is brought on by snow, as well as the very treacherous and slippery ice. Below are a few of my best tips for maintaining healthy feet through the cold weather and winter months.

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Topics: Foot Health

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