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Measure Your Feet Day

Measure Your Feet Day is held on January 23. This event in the third decade of the month January is annual. Help us Help us 
23 January - Measure Your Feet Day
Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. In many cases people would pace out a distance by walking it and give the unit of measure in feet. It is said that King Henry I of England, whose rule began in 1100, decided to standardize this unit of measure with his foot as the new standard unit of length.
With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Your feet have about 250,000 sweat glands which produce up to half a pint of perspiration each day. There are approximately 8,000 nerves in the feetthat's more per square centimeter than any place else on your body. Toenails grow more slowly than fingernailsapproximately 1 mm per month.

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