December 2021 Newsletter

  • Winter Foot Care Month
  • Tis the Season for Inspiration
  • Brain Games
  • What's in Season
  • Trivia

Winter Foot Care Tips and Care

It is very important to take care of your feet in the winter months, especially people with diabetes. Cold air, hot showers, and fluctuating humidity can cause various skin issues. Below are a few foot issues and tips for care.

  • Dry, cracked feet and heels
  • Wash feet daily; dry thoroughly
  • Keep your feet moisturized
  • Exfoliate your feet once a week

  • Keep toenails trimmed

  • Don't use nail polish - give your toe nails a winter break

  • Painful joints
  • Hot water soak provides an ample amount of relief to your feet. Soak your feet in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Add honey if you'd like. Dry your feet afterwards and apply moisturizer.

  • Keep feet dry
  • Take off wet shoes and socks right away and dry your feet. Warm, moist environments breed bacteria, which can cause infection.
  • In some climates, your wet feet could encourage a fungal outbreak. Whether you're slogging through deep snow and sub-zero temperatures in the north, or contending with dampness, chill, and muddy conditions in the south, it's important to take care of your feet all winter long.

  • Choose the right size shoes
  • Do not stuff your feet in extremely tight shoes to keep it warm. While choosing your shoes for the in which you can wiggle your toes comfortably and your feet are relaxed. You can also opt for the sandals that are open at the front to give your feet space to breathe (we carry Vionics in our office).


Treats for Winter Feet:

* Fun, warm, fluffy, sticky-on-the-bottom socks

* Soaking in warm water and honey (once per week)

* Moisturize feet with cream or lotion before bed, then apply socks if you wish (2 times p/day)

* Apply olive oil and massage daily for a few minutes over feet 

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Tis the Season for Inspiration

Brain Games

While some brain games claim to enhance memory, science has yet to offer definitive proof that they actually work. Despite the lack of scientific evidence, a survey conducted by AARP found that nearly two out of three people 50 and older believe that playing online brain games can help maintain or improve brain health. If for no other reason but fun, enjoy!

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What's in Season - December


1) What is the best selling Christmas song ever?

2) How many ghosts were there in 'The Christmas Carol?'

3) 'Miracle on 34th Street' was based on which real department store?

Answers -

1) 'White Christmas' by Bing Crosby

2) Four

3) Macy's

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