Foot Care Tips for the Spanish Winter

Foot Care Tips for the Spanish Winter 

Spanish winter weather embellishes nature with gorgeous landscapes and can provide a host of pleasurable outdoor activities. It can be invigorating to be outside, provided you take certain precautions to protect your feet. During cold and damp weather conditions it is important to keep your feet warm and dry. It can be critical for the elderly and people with circulation problems such as Raynaud’s syndrome and especially important for diabetics. During cold weather, the body moves the blood away from the outer limbs such as the fingers and toes in order to maintain a constant body temperature. That is why your fingers and toes feel colder and subsequently numb with prolonged exposure to cold weather.

Planning a visit to the Sierra Nevada?

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Foot Care Tips for the Spanish Winter

The area provides great opportunities for all, from the high and wild mountains in winter to the more gentle Spanish walking found in the hills of the Alpujarras. There is something to interest everybody.
With a ski season that runs on average from December to April, the Sierra Nevada ski areas boast a wide range of hotels and self-catering holiday apartments. It’s a very affordable area for winter sports fans: start-of-season day passes cost as little as 20.00 euros for adults and 15.00 euros for kids. Boot and low-cost ski rental can be obtained for as little as 10.00 euros per day .

 

Follow these tips for safe outdoor Spanish winter fun:

  • Wear thicker non-constricting socks.
  • Wear comfortable fitting (never too tight) waterproof shoes or boots.
  • Should your feet be exposed to cold and dampness for any prolonged period DO NOT put them in HOT water, near a flame (such as a fireplace) or use a heating pad!
  • Instead, soak them in warm water at a constant temperature gradually allowing the feet regain their normal temperature.
  • Be careful to not let the water get too hot.
  • Dry them thoroughly and repeat the process if necessary.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.

Have a happy and healthy winter season!

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