Feet are tirelessly working to get you from point a to point b, day in and day out but you may not realize how important your feet are until you have a problem with one. If you have ever sprained your foot, stepped on a nail, or even just stubbed a toe, you know how a small issue with your foot can cause a disruption for your entire life. Our feet are incredibly complex body parts! One of the most interesting facts about feet is that nearly 75% of people have experienced an issue with them throughout their lives. Read through below to find out more interesting feet facts and learn why it is so important to take good care of these body parts that help keep us grounded.
5 Fun Feet Facts
- A quarter of your body’s bones are located in your feet. (source) The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments, that leaves room for a lot
- The feet have the most sweat glands in the entire body. (source) Your two feet have 250,000 sweat glands and can produce half a pint of sweat in a single day!
- Our feet are ticklish because they contain 8,000 nerve endings in each foot. (source) Scientists believe these nerves may exist as an evolutionary defense mechanism to help protect us from injury in a time before shoes.
- All babies are born with flat feet. (source) This is because the arches are not formed until later in childhood. Some people may never develop arches due to genetics or injury and that could lead to knee or hip alignment issues later in life. There are also some people who have no issues from having flat feet.
- The average person walks a whopping 110,000 miles in their lifetime (177,027.8 km). (source) That is an average of only around 7,500 step/day. Doctors say it’s good to aim for 10,000 steps a day. Take care of your feet and they will take you far!