By Christopher M. Cole, L.Ped
Want a better sex life? Well, start by taking a long look down… at your feet. Feet? Yes, and we are not talking about fetishes. Our feet are more important to a healthy lifestyle than most people realize; and that includes a healthy sex life. The human foot is a great barometer of our overall health and can even alert us to health problems. From bothersome foot pain to more serious symptoms like numbness, your feet often show symptoms of disease before any other part of your body. For example, joint stiffness could mean arthritis. Tingling or numbness could be a sign of diabetes. Swelling might indicate kidney disease, heart disease, or high blood pressure.
There are actually two main connections between healthy feet and a healthy sex life. The first is actually pretty simple; the better your feet feel, the more likely it is that you will be active. In fact, Foot Solutions in Estero has found that foot and joint pain from improper footwear is one of the leading causes of inactivity. Once steps are taken to improve a person’s gait by wearing properly designed and fitted shoes, they are able to resume or increase their physical activity. “What about a better sex life?” you ask. Here it is; active people tend to be more energetic, happier, and confident. See where we are going here? Exactly!
The second reason is actually more scientific. You see, it’s just the way that our brains are wired. According to neurologist, Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, even though your feet are physically distant from your sexual organs, their receptors are found right next to each other in our brain! If you stimulate a specific area of your somatosensory cortex, it will affect the neighboring areas, as well. So, if your feet are in poor health, it is likely to negatively impact your sex drive. The good news is that the opposite is also true. Healthy feet will enhance the stimulation to the correlating receptors in our brain.
They say that cold feet mean a warm heart… that may be true, but healthy feet could mean so much more…
If you are experiencing any foot problems and have questions, please contact the staff at Foot Solutions in Estero. They are located at 21301 S. Tamiami Trail – Ste 300, Estero FL 33928 and can be reached at (239) 495-8911.
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