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Tools for Healthy Feet and Protection Against Sunburn
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on May 22, 2009
Just a brief post to share some details on a few items at Amazon.com that I think most people would find helpful.
1. Keen Newport Sandals
I'm a huge believer in using comfortable and protective footwear that doesn't compromise good biomechanics throughout the foot and ankle region. If you haven't come across my article on why I feel it's best to avoid high heels and uncomfortable footwear, please view:
There are a number of well designed sandals on the market that do a great job of supporting the bones, ligaments, and muscles throughout one's foot, and one of the best that I've seen is made by a company called Keen.
Here are some links to Keen Sandals:
And some good news if you're in Canada or elsewhere beyond the borders of the US: most of the companies that provide Keen Newport Sandals through Amazon ship overseas.
I just ordered pairs for our boys through Amazon; they're a bit costly for kids' shoes, but I know they're a worthwhile investment for growing feet and toes. Providing the right support for growing children is immensely helpful in preventing a variety of foot, knee, and hip disorders later on in life.
Please note: A number of reviews of these sandals recommend ordering up half a size, so please consider this before purchasing Keen Sandals. Also, whenever you purchase footwear from a reputable company, so long as you don't wear new items outdoors, you can almost always receive a refund should you find that they aren't to your liking.
2. UV 45+ Sun Hat
Exposing your skin to sunlight without getting burned can be GOOD for your health. But if you have to be outdoors for extended periods of time and want to protect your face and neck against strong UV-A and UV-B rays, here's a super comfortable hat for you to consider:
I absolutely love this hat - I use it when I play tennis, when I'm out gardening, and when we're out and about with our kids.
3. Adult Cool-N-Dry Sport Long-Sleeve Tee
Also for protection against strong UV-A and UV-B rays when you have to be outdoors for long stretches, this long-sleeve shirt is amazingly light and comfortable, and does a brilliant job of keeping you dry when you sweat:
There's also a t-shirt version here:
And one last item that I highly recommend: if you need super comfortable shoes for walking, running, or playing just about any type of sport that doesn't require cleats, have a look at a blowout sale for Wilson tennis shoes here:
Hope that you find one or more of these items to be as useful as I do.
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