We talked about all the physical benefits of wearing good walking shoes before. Our feet are the foundation of our bodies and wearing properly fitting shoes can help to align your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and back. It corrects improper posture and prevents injuries. But the gains of wearing shoes that are good for your feet don’t end in the physical dimensions. In fact, wearing good shoes have several mental benefits too.
Without further ado, let’s see the mental benefits of wearing good shoes.
Easy Steps, Easy Head
Do you know the feeling when every step hurts? You get home after a long day and you just can’t wait to sit down? With good shoes, this sensation can be avoided. Wearing comfortable shoes that provides you with maximum support is like flying through your day. Physical well-being certainly affects your brain, you feel less tired, less stressed and hence gives you more mental space for your other activities.
Good Shoes Boosts Your Confidence
Astoundingly research show that fashion can actually make people happier. When we feel good in what we’re wearing we tend to be more confident. What we’re wearing is how we interact with people around us. It influences what they think about us. If our style is well-received and we get compliments it boosts our confidence and can affect our well-being. When you wear shoes that are in alignment with your personal style, it will give you the mental edge that you need to conquer all the challenges of your day with confidence. Try going to a job interview in your favorite shoes. It will make a difference, no doubt!
Foot Health Affects Your Brain
If you’re wondering why you have brain fog, bad memory, or even depression the solution may lie in your feet. Although your feet are located the farthest distance from your brain, they still play an important role in the circulation and oxygen supply of your brain. When circulation to the feet is poor it speeds up brain aging and raises your risk of vascular dementia, and it is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s. Feet symptoms such as cold feet, chronic fungal growth in your toenails, white nail beds or foot cramps can all signal problems that could affect your brain. Wearing good shoes can support your feet, ensure good blood flow and prevent health issues that could potentially impact your brain.
Undoubtedly, there is a link between our shoes and our mental well-being. Choosing shoes that provide you with support and make you feel stylish will save you some mental fog, make you feel more active, and ultimately make you happier. Choose your shoes with care and make sure your body feels comfortable and light all day. Wearing good shoes is a form of self-love that will benefit you long term.