Sol Foot News

Hello July 

The Truth About Walking Barefoot

We had a response to one of our recent posts about “going barefoot”. Did you know that Bernarr McFadden, a famous bodybuilder of the early 1900s, was said to have walked 25 miles barefoot to his office every day?

While there are some health benefits to going barefoot, such as reducing the incidence of fungal infections and strengthening foot muscles, the risks often outweigh these benefits in modern society. Our sidewalks and streets are designed for shoes, not bare feet.

For more insights and tips on barefoot walking, read the full article by clicking here. Stay informed and keep your feet healthy!

Should You Wear 👠High Heels to the Gym Like Miley Cyrus?

Miley Cyrus says she wears high heels to the gym to get a workout similar to her performances. But is this actually healthy?

Find out the surprising risks and benefits of working out in high heels. Learn how this trendy choice could impact your foot health and what our experts recommend instead.

For the full story and professional advice, read the complete article. Your foot health is our priority! 

👠Learn More Here 


Tips for seniors

Find Relief From the Heat

Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness:

  1. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  2. Limit Outdoor Activities: Avoid going out during the hottest hours.
  3. Sun Protection: Wear sunscreen, lightweight clothing, and a hat or use an umbrella.
  4. Never Leave Children or Pets in Cars: Call 911 if you see a child or pet alone in a car.
  5. Recognize Heat Illness Symptoms: Look out for high body temperature, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, and hot, red skin. Call 911 immediately if you see these symptoms.
  6. Check on At-Risk Individuals: Monitor those who are sick, elderly, pregnant, children, those living alone, and pets.
  7. Prepare for Power Outages: Visit your power company’s website for rolling outage information.

Cooling Centers:

  • Residents without air conditioning can use free cooling centers. Find the nearest location at or call 211.

Emergency Information:

  • Call 211 for emergency preparedness and referral services, available 24/7. Visit for more details.

Stay safe and keep cool during this heatwave!

Information provided by the Los Angeles County Health Officer.

Cooling Centers-Click Here

July senior tips


Richard H. Graves, DPM
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Podiatrist, Sports Medicine Specialist