International Walk to School Day Incorporates Benefits of Exercise and Health

childrens-feetInternational Walk to School Day is held on October 8th for children attending schools in Richmond Virginia. Students attending various schools throughout the town were invited to participate in the event and learn about the benefits of exercise along with parents and teachers. The activities included displaying the importance of pedestrian safety and establishing a safe walking route to school. The event also promoted physical activity and health. Linwood Holton Elementary School of Richmond hosted a Mini-wellness Fair to teach students how to create healthy lifestyles in addition to the event.

All parents should teach their children the importance of caring for their feet. If your child needs foot treatment, see podiatrist Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Ingrassia will care for your child’s foot needs.

How to Keep Your Child’s Feet Healthy

Throughout childhood, it is very crucial for children to have and maintain good health and proper care of their feet. With good foot health starting at an early age, foot problems and diseases can be prevented in the future. As children continue to develop so do their feet, and require different techniques of care and maintenance.

Even though babies do not begin walking until later stages, their feet should be taken care of properly:

  • Stay away from socks that are too tight for your baby’s feet. This can cause pain and allow less circulation
  • Encourage your baby to move their feet as much as possible so they feel comfortable with them

When your baby begins to learn how to walk, do not panic if they are unsteady on their feet. Toddlers are just getting used to the way in which their feet work so wobbliness is completely acceptable.

When your child grows out of their toddler years, here are a few steps they should take to stay with good health within their feet:

  • Practice proper hygiene with them
  • Be observant of any injuries that might occur

For more information about Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Fords and East Brunswick, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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