The human species – from endurance runner to “chronic sitter”
Humans are built to travel long distances. As a matter of fact, we are said to travel between 40,000 and 80,000 km during our lifetime. To put that into context, that’s up to two times around the Earth’s surface. If we break that down into a daily amount, this equates to between 3000 and 6000 steps. This, however, is still too little according to WHO (World Health Organization), who recommend at least 10,000 steps a day. However, let's first turn our attention to the numbers we initially mentioned. Considering just how much your feet do for you, we believe that they should get the appreciation they deserve for this. You do not do this by putting them up and moving less. Quite the contrary. Two of the main problems which plague western society today also manifest themselves in the feet – namely a lack of regular exercise and obesity. Two-thirds of all men and half of all women in the west are considered overweight (according to a DEGS study by the Robert Koch Institute).
When it comes to walking, you should stick to the mantra – the more you walk, the healthier you will be. Walking regularly (optimally barefoot or with high-quality footwear if that is not possible) is a real blessing for your feet. It supports their well-being and keeps them healthy. There is one thing that is really important to us: putting the well-being of your feet in the spotlight. Everyone should realise the importance of this body part and take care to nurture the health of their feet and ultimately their whole body. Our hints and tips put you one step closer to being able to enjoy an active life spent on your feet without a care in the world.