Staying in good health isn’t just an important task in life, it’s becoming more and more apparent that what we do to our bodies greatly affects how we function and age. With a constant bombardment of health tips or pressure to watch your diet and exercise, it’s surprising how many people don’t know one simple way to improve the overall health of your entire body. And it’s not just hitting the gym.
Getting a manicure and pedicure takes a multi-pronged approach when tackling the issue of staying in good health. Your hands are one of the most exposed areas of your body and are daily weathered by dirt and grime that sometimes a simple hand washing may not scrub out. When you get a manicure, your cuticles and nail beds get an extra deep cleaning as hard to reach dirt that can get embedded behind and around the nails is scraped out. Trapped dirt that isn’t taken care of can often lead to unsightly problems down the line for your hands.
Your feet naturally take regular beatings all day, whether you’re trekking to and from work or pounding the treadmill. This can create uneven skin and callouses on the bottoms of your feet. Pedicures exfoliate these conditions away, which ultimately helps distribute your weight more evenly and keep you more balanced. This can also reduce leg and back pain for those who depend on their feet to keep them upright for long periods of time.
The oils and moisturizers that are massaged in during a mani/pedi don’t just feel good, they actually help improve blood flow to the extremities, which can diminish aches and pains and help your body circulate heat in the cold days of winter.
One of the most serious problems cleaning your nails can prevent are fungal infections that grow under the nails. If not caught early, they can discolor and eat away at your nails, sometimes needing special lasers to remove the fungus. Getting manicures and pedicures don’t just help stop these from happening, but are a surefire way to catch anything starting to develop early so it can be treated.
Your body’s health is a great thing to stay on top of. Regular mani/pedis promote lasting health benefits, not to mention keep your hands looking sharp when you go to grab those kale chips.
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