After years of punishing your feet by wearing high heeled shoes, you would obviously experience bunions, cracked heels and soreness. It is essential that you switch to comfortable shoes and sandals or even shop for dress shoes with comfortable cushioning. Who says you can’t look good in flats? Also, moisturize your cracked heels before bed. If your bunions are really painful, you could opt for surgery too.
Your eyes are undoubtedly one of the most important parts of your body. However, most people take their eyes for granted, and not take good care of it. With the increasing use of computers, smart phones and other gadgets with screens, your eyes are going through a lot and hence need to be protected. So here are some of the things you could do to take care of them.
Add nutrients such as omega-3, lutein, zinc, vitamin C and E to your daily diet. These nutrients help prevent age related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts and keep your eyes healthy. The foods rich in such nutrients are, spinach, salmon, tuna, eggs, nuts, oranges and other citrus fruits etc. A well-balanced diet always does good to anyone’s health. It will keep you away from obesity and type 2 diabetes which is the leading cause of blindness in adults.
Smoking is of course injurious to health, so if you are searching for another good reason to quit it, here is one. Smoking causes cataract, macular degeneration and damages your optic nerve. You could ask for help from your doctor, family and friends to quit.
What could be a more way to protect your eyes? The sun emits UV rays which is harmful to your eyes since it could result in cataracts and other optic diseases. Get yourself a pair of sunglasses that completely or 99% blocks out UV rays. It is better to get a wraparound pair since then your eyes are protected from the sides too. However, not all sunglasses maybe good for you so always consult an ophthalmologist before you get a pair. If you wear contact lenses, some do have UV protection, however an extra layer is always better.
Look away from the computer screen
In a world run by computers, using them could be inevitable hence you need to look away whenever possible. People nowadays stare at screens not only at work, but at home too. Even kids have got used to using computers, smart phones etc. This will lead to serious optic damage which will cause blurry vision, headaches, eye strain and even back and neck pains. If you do experience such blurry vision, consult and eye specialist immediately and get spectacles or contacts.
Use safety eyewear
If your job requires you to work with harmful chemicals, radiation or airborne materials, then it is compulsory to wear goggles, helmets or any other protective gear. Sports like hockey, lacrosse and racquetball can lead to eye damage too. Also, if you are travelling by motor bikes or other open vehicle, dust or any other substance could easily get in so always wear safety eyewear.