Ballroom Dancing-Let’s Talk Shoes

Ballroom dancing, like most other sports, (and if you don’t believe it’s a sport, get out there and do swing dancing for an hour or so and see if you don’t work up a sweat) has it’s own ‘uniform’ of sorts, including the style of clothing as well as the type of shoes worn. That varies, of course, depending on whether you’re going to class, a studio dance or a competition. I often hear the question – ‘What kind of shoes should I wear to dance in? It’s my opinion that the very best choices for footwear are those designed especially for ballroom dancing and even more specifically for the exact dance style you plan to be doing. But until …

A Primer For The Best Snowboarding Boots

The snowboarding boots are the most important equipment in the sport. The boots serve as your connection to the snowboard itself; without a secured and comfortable link to your board, you can be exposed to all sorts of accidents and the chance of enjoying snowboarding is jeopardized. Therefore, choosing the right snowboarding boots for you is of utmost importance if you ever want that peak performance in this extreme sport. In buying your snowboarding boots, you might deal with making a choice between a step-in and a strap-on snowboarding boot. Step-in boots have convenient mechanisms that lock your footing onto the snowboard. Strap-on boots, on the other hand, bind your footing onto the snowboard by using straps and are the …

Advice for Hikers and Hunters

As brightly colored leaves dazzle the fall landscape, hikers and hunters nationwide will migrate to mountains, woods and fields, but many, unfortunately, are ill prepared for the beating their feet will take, warns the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). “Hikers, hunters and others who love the outdoors often don’t realize how strenuous it can be to withstand constant, vigorous walking on uneven terrain,” said Marco Vargas, DPM, AACFAS, a foot and ankle surgeon based in Sugar Land, TX. An avid outdoorsman himself, Vargas said lax physical conditioning and inappropriate footwear bring scores of outdoor enthusiasts into his office each fall for treatment of foot and ankle problems such as chronic heel pain, ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, fungal …

The Shoe Treatment for Your Foot Infection

If you want to avoid acquiring athlete’s foot, the type of shoes that you wear can also greatly help your cause. Athlete’s foot is a recurring problem for a great number of people. The reason for this is because they fail to follow healthy foot hygiene. This also includes wearing poorly ventilated footwear. Athlete’s foot is a fungus infection brought about by a fungus known as dermatophytes, which attack dead skin layers. They thrive in damp and dark environments. That is why they usually infect the feet. People who frequently wear shoes are more prone to getting athlete’s foot. So do people who frequent going to damp and warm areas such as common showers, locker rooms and swimming pools. Such …

Preventing Athletes Foot

For people who suffer from a skin condition such as athlete’s foot, there is nothing more frustrating than to see the ugly remnants of the infection on the skin not to mention the itchiness and foul odor it brings. Characterized by itching and burning sensation in the feet, athlete’s foot can also result to skin peeling, cracking, and extreme pain along with bleeding or redness of the foot soles. Athlete’s foot usually occurs when the feet or other areas of the body stay moist and warm and eventually becomes irritated with fungus. This skin condition can also be acquired when a person has direct contact with the objects or persons infected by the fungus. When Prevention Becomes The Ultimate Solution …

Medication for Athletes Foot

Athlete’s food can be prevented and definitely can be cured. Before looking into the medication for Athlete’s foot, let us first look into the different preventive measures to be remembered to avoid getting Athlete’s Foot. Let us start off with the simple fact and that is to avoid walking barefoot. Of course, wear comfortable shoes when you are on the go and when you get home ready to slip on those slippers. There should be slippers to be used only outside of the house and another pair exclusively for roaming around inside the house. Even when taking a shower, always use shower shoes or shower slippers. Talcum powder is a very powerful vanity item because it reduces perspiration. Always use …