How To Avoid Foot Fungus through Healthy Practices
Even though foot fungus is relatively easy to treat, the overwhelming majority of cases could be easily prevented through proper care. In this post we’ll go through some of the good practice you can establish in your own life and workout routines to help you avoid ever having to deal with this nasty nuisance.
We encourage you to adopt these tips to lead a healthier, better life, and happier feet!
Practice Healthy Nutrition
The first tip to keep in mind is more of a lifestyle habit than a specific foot fungus prevention tip: eat right!
Studies have shown that proper nutrition, especially for those engaged in regular exercise, could be a factor in preventing some common problems like athlete’s foot.
The reason? Proper nutrition helps reduce the amount of sweat you produce and encourages cellular respiration, two key factors that lead to fungus growing in those damp, hard to reach places between your toes.
Care for Your Feet
The second thing you can do to prevent fungus is to actively care for you feet. If you run every day, for example, consider investing in multiple pairs of running shoes and alternating between them. That way, you allow the shoes to completely dry out between runs, and the dryer the shoe, the less chance you’ll have of developing an enticing environment for fungus.
The same applies to socks. Be sure to change your socks frequently, especially if you suffer from particularly sweaty feet. Remember: moist areas encourage fungus, so do your best to keep everything dry!
Not only that, but you could also consider using a skin-cream to help keep your feet clean and ready to go. Many of these products have natural cleansing agents that can work to prevent the growth of fungus, and nip any problem in the bud before you even notice it!
Read more about foot care on Runners World.