- OUR FEET ARE HOME TO ABOUT A QUARTER OF ALL THE BONES IN OUR BODIES.
- When we’re born, those bones are mostly cartilage.
- The bones in our feet only completely harden around age 21.
- A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure
- 26 bones
- 33 joints
- 107 ligaments
- 19 muscles and tendons.
- The soles of your feet contain more sweat glands and sensory nerve endings per square centimetre than any other part of the body
- FEET ARE ONE OF THE MOST TICKLISH PARTS OF THE BODY
- Humans have nearly 8000 nerves in our feet
- There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet
- THE AVERAGE PERSON WALKS ABOUT 10,000 STEPSIN A DAY
- 241,401 KILOMETERS IN A LIFETIME
- THE EQUIVALENT TO WALKING 4 TIMES AROUND THE EARTH
- During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck
- Standing in one spot is far more tiring than walking because the demands are being made on the same few muscles for a longer length of time.
- It’s rare that two feet are exactly the same; one of them is often larger than the other.
- Fingernails and toenails grow faster during hot weather and teenage years
- It takes at least 5-6 months to grow an entirely new toenail. Compared to fingernails, toenails grow much slower-about 1mm/month
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