Health Tip: Help Your Feet Beat Summer's Heat
(HealthDay News) -- Summer is the time to enjoy sandals or putting your toes in the water. But hot weather can also be a menace to your feet.
The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to keep your feet healthy during the summer months:
To reduce the risk of infection, plantar warts and injury, avoid walking barefoot.
If you visit the beach, pool or locker room, wear flip flops to reduce your risk of foot infection.
Generously lather your tootsies with sunscreen, making sure to include the ankles.
Drink plenty of water each day.
Stretch your calves, flex your ankles and wiggle your toes to promote circulation to the feet.