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10 facts about feet

To celebrate One Day Without Shoes, which encourages people to go barefoot to highlight the need for better footwear in developing countries, we look at some top pieces of trivia about those most lowly of bodily parts – the feet!

 

 

Fact #1

During a lifetime, a human being will walk around 185,000 km, which is enough to circle the earth four times! This averages out at 10,000 steps a day.

Of course, some people will walk greater distances that others. Many women in Africa, for example, must walk more than 6 km a day – barefoot – just to get water.

Fact #2

Despite being relatively small in themselves, feet account for a massive 25% of the number of bones in a human body.

A foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles. There’s plenty to go wrong if they aren’t adequately protected.

Fact #3

In the animal kingdom, feet aren’t just used for walking and standing. Butterflies taste with their feet, elephants hear through their feet (by picking up vibrations from the ground), and gannets incubate eggs beneath their webbed feet.

 

Fact #4

Squirrels and dogs are known to have extremely sweaty feet. Their sweat glands are located between their footpads and toes meaning that if they get hot or excited, the tracks they leave are wet. This foot sweat is also used to mark out territory.

 

Fact #5

There are around 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of human feet. These can produce up to half a pint (200 ml) of sweat a day.

 

 

Fact #6

When running, the pressure on feet can be up to four times the runner’s body weight.

 

 

Fact #7

Fingernails and toenails grow more rapidly in warm weather, as well as during pregnancy and adolescence.

 

 

Fact #8

As many as nine in every ten women in the developed world wear shoes that are too small for them.

 

 

Fact #9

Statistically, women have four times as many foot problems as men, with high heels partly to blame.

 

 

Fact #10

Even though shoes can because you foot trouble, be extra careful when going barefoot. Places such as communal showers can be a hotbed of nasty diseases such as athlete’s foot, plantar warts and ringworm.

In developing countries, a lack of shoes can leave people vulnerable to all manner of soil-transmitted diseases and parasites, from hookworm and jiggers to podoconiosis and the potentially fatal tetanus.

Source: http://lifestyle.in.msn.com/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=5101191

The 3 Most Common Ways of Hair Removal

hair removal tipsThe desire to remove unwanted hair, especially dark hair, typically starts in teenage years and sometimes continues until the day we die. Whether it is hair on the face, under arms, legs, bikini Line, or other body parts, most people prefer to have hair on their scalp be the only visible hair on their bodies.

There are many ways to remove unwanted hair, but few ways to get rid of them permanentLy. However, we wilL be discussing the 3 most common methods of hair removal here. Everyone should chose a way or combination of methods that works best for them depending on skin type, time available, and cost.

Waxing

I consider this the best way of hair removal, if you can tolerate brief pain. Waxing is about 90% irritation free after the first couple of times. Also, hair does not grow back too quickly and the after effect looks good, too. However, it will hurt more to wax on some areas of your body; these include the bikini area, legs, armpits and sometimes chest and abdomen. I recommend you try this first mainly on the back of your hands as it is pretty much pain free and then decide yourself.

Shaving

Shaving is another way to remove unwanted hair and it is a pain free practice. It can be done anywhere on the body without hesitation. It is the most popular method of hair removal: however it does have its drawbacks. Those who are prone to ingrown hairs may suffer more than others when hair grows back. If you get overheated a rash may occur as a result of shaving.

I suggest shaving your legs first and then deciding if shaving is for you.

Hair Removal Cream

If I was you, I would rather use hair renoval cream over shaving if I could find one that really works without having to go through using a razor. There are many hair removal creams available in beauty product market. I suggest you try different hair removal cream brands and stick to one which works best for you.

I hope you learned something In this article about which way may be your preferred way to remove unwanted hair. Just keep In mind everyone Is different and my views are not the only ones out there. Try different ways and products then decide on your own personal way to remove excess hair.