FOOT HEALTH: Strong base for the whole body.

Strong base for the whole body.

The importance of keeping our feet in good working order is becoming more and more popular and important for the bigger amount of people. But still quite a lot should be  to be done to communicate this message – FOOT HEALTH: Strong base for the whole body -to the public.

Healthy feet are vital for mobility. In their lifetime, the average person walks approximately 610,000 km. But all too often, we do not place the same emphasis on looking after our feet as we do on other parts of our body. “Keeping your feet healthy should be part of your daily routine,” says Sarah Curran, principal lecturer in podiatry at Cardiff Metropolitan University. “Just because they are furthest away from your eyes should not mean you neglect them!

Prevention is better than cure. Once trouble sets in, “a painful foot or leg can be totally debilitating,” warns Richard Leigh, head of podiatry at London’s Royal Free Hospital and a specialist in diabetic foot problems. And because our feet are so essential for keeping mobile and independent, when something goes wrong it can be a psychological strain too.

“Loss of mobility can have a major psychological impact on an individual,” says Jim Bolton, a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists who helps people deal with the psychological consequences of physical illness. “[This] may include loss of independence, loss of normal roles such as parenting or employment, and loss of confidence.” Indeed, psychiatric disorders, especially anxiety and depression, are more than twice as common in people with long-term physical illnesses compared with the general population.

Given how much we rely on our feet, perhaps it is unsurprising that, as Curran points out, “many of us at some point in our lives will experience foot problems”. Almost a third of consultations for musculoskeletal problems relate to pain in the foot and ankle!

DIABETES.

Better education about foot care is important, especially for people with specific conditions that can affect the feet.  For example, those, who have diabetes. These people should check their feet and to be warned not to buy over-the-counter corn plasters, “because of the lack of sensation the acid within the plaster can do damage that we won’t be aware of”.

“Diabetes affects the feet in several ways,” says Rachel Berrington, a specialist diabetes nurse based in Leicester. She explains that high sugar levels can damage both sensory and motor nerves (neuropathy) and blood vessels (peripheral arterial disease). This means that not only can people with diabetes be at greater risk of injuring themselves because they are less sensitive to pain, heat and cold, and where their joints are in space, they can also be slower to heal because of a poor blood supply.

Leigh says that not everyone with diabetes suffers from nerve and blood vessel damage. “In those cases it’s a matter of getting their feet checked annually,” he says. But those who do have damage or who have previously suffered from ulceration should be seen in a high-risk clinic and have easy access to specialist foot care. “There should be a pathway in place that says if the patient has a problem, they can get to the hospital multidisciplinary team and that should be within 24 hours.”

He thinks it is worth pharmacists being aware of relative risk in people with diabetes. “They should be asking whether the patient knows their risk stratification,” he suggests.

“Pharmacists, like every healthcare professional, have a role when advising about good foot health for people with diabetes, as they are often the first port of call,” says Berrington. She has some specific suggestions for how people with diabetes should care for their feet. “Checking their feet every day is essential,” she says. She also suggests that people “never walk barefoot to prevent standing on anything that could traumatise the foot”. From a similar perspective, Curran adds that it is important to “always check inside the footwear before putting it on”.

LloydsPharmacy offers a free foot check service, where people with diabetes are advised to have their toenails cut by a podiatrist and to have regular check-up appointments; “almost like how you have a hygienist appointment once every six months,” says Muorah. This is made easier for her patients because there is an integrated podiatry clinic within the pharmacy.

 

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Pantone’s Spring 2018 Classic Color Palette.

 Classic Color Palette 2018

Classic colors are always popular, and the classic colors forecasted in the  2018 color trends will be no different. Even if a minimalist or capsule collection were created with the classic color palette, it would be absolutely beautiful. The  2018 classic colors from Pantone are smooth, rich and creamy as applicable and will seamlessly work alone or in any other collection.

#1. Pantone 19-4034 Sailor Blue

Sailor Blue is a deep rich color that is very near to Navy Blue but just different enough to stand alone. Amusingly, the color is stated as “anchoring” in the Pantone spring 2018 color trend report, but as a deep and rich color it does exactly that.

#2. Pantone 14-4202 Harbor Mist

Harbor Mist is a soft gray tone that is stylish and chic. Described as a dove gray, the color is meant to be and succeeds as a solid calming addition to the spring 2018 color palette.

#3. Pantone 15-1214 Warm Sand

Warm Sand is a stunning neutral color for spring 2018 that is sure to be featured in a ton of incredible looks. Several shades of sand are already popular, but the shade of Warm Sand is a gap-bridging neutral tone that will look good across several seasons and styles.

#4. Pantone 11-0608 Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk is the perfect bridge between white and off-white. The color looks clean and chic. Coconut Milk is very popular, and the color is bound to be equally so. White is not known for being a soft color, but Coconut Milk is an incredibly soft looking white.

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Pantone’s Top 17 Spring 2018 Colors from NYFW & LFW

Top 17 colors from New York and London Fashion Week.

The Pantone color analysis gives us the anticipated spring 2018 color trends, and they are just as appealing as anyone could anticipate. The Pantone spring 2018 color trends feature light and soft colors, as well as deeply rich shades that will work beautifully well in most closets and for most aesthetics.

Both New York and London Fashion Weeks have shared key colors like Meadowlark and Lime Punch. The upcoming options are sure to leave a lasting impression from the catwalk to the closets and nail polishes.

#1. Pantone 13-0646 Meadowlark

Meadowlark is a bright and interestingly bold shade of yellow. The color is reminiscent of the breast of certain species of meadowlark, and looks amazing in both the New York and London Fashion Week lineups. This is a standout spring 2018 color that will easily transition from spring to summer.

#2. Pantone 17-1563 Cherry Tomato

Cherry Tomato is another bright shade that shows up in both New York and London. The blustery and well-blended color has hints of orange and red that give it an upbeat, full-bodied bright rather than deeply rich red.

#3. Pantone 16-4132 Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue is a soft, clean blue color reminiscent of a light touch and a clear day. This Pantone spring 2018 color suggests a breeziness that feels like spring as the color is observed, absorbing into the imagination. Little Boy Blue is certain to complement all skin tones beautifully.

#4. Pantone 18-1440 Chili Oil

Chili Oil has the best of the browns mixed with the best of reds for a rich, earthy color for spring 2018 that feels robust yet subdued simultaneously. Predicted for the New York spring 2018 fashion shows, it will be a delight to see this color utilized creatively.

#5. Pantone 14-3207 Pink Lavender

Designed to be soft and romantic, Pink Lavender is the Pantone spring 2018 color that straddles the fence. This light yet lush shade shows up in both the New York and London Pantone spring 2018 color trend predictions. It’s a delicate, smooth color that creates a light spring aesthetic right away.

#6. Pantone 15-1520 Blooming Dahlia

Blooming Dahlia seems like a peachy, alluring update to the current nude trend. This color will seamlessly update the beckoning subtleness of the current shades of nude that have been running rampant through fashion and beauty options. The color is so right that Blooming Dahlia also shows up in both the New York and London spring 2018 color trend reports.

#7. Pantone 16-5533 Arcadia

Arcadia is a cool, clean greener take on teal. The color is earthy in a springtime way that emphasizes newness in an interesting and posh way. It is a lighter color but there is a depth thanks to the greener than blue combination that creates the Arcadia color for spring 2018.

#8. Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet is a distinguishing shade chosen for the spring/ summer 2018 color trend reports for both New York and London. This entrancing shade of red has a feel that rides the line between modern and retro with just the right amount of brightness for spring.

#9. Pantone 18-1028 Emperador

Rich earth tones are typically reserved for fall, but the chocolatey svelteness of Emperador is undeniable. This is the richest among the Pantone spring 2018 color trend choices, but an invaluable addition of strength and contrast that will work beautifully well with all the other colors for spring 2018.

#10. Pantone 12-2103 Almost Mauve

Perhaps the most reminiscent of past fashion adventures, Almost Mauve is another shade included in the Pantone color trend choices for spring 2018 for both New York and London. The color is just soft enough to still provide a crisp look but not so sharp as to be peculiar. The shade is brilliantly feathery soft in appearance and will complement a full variety of spring 2018 colors as well.

#11. Pantone 17-3020 Spring Crocus

Spring Crocus is a bright and tenacious light shade of purple that is equal parts bright and smooth. Since there is another shade of purple in the chosen spring 2018 color trends, it would mean they both have to stand out. Spring Crocus is a completely unexpected shade that will have a lot of incredible application in the upcoming spring styles.

#12. Pantone 13-0550 Lime Punch

Described as both “sharp and pungent” by Pantone, Lime Punch shows up in both New York and London color trend projections. The color is clearly a vibrant shade of green with a good amount of yellow mixed in, but the inclusion of the yellow creates a more vigorous effect to the color.

#13. Pantone 18-4043 Palace Blue

Palace Blue is a color that can be accurately described as dreamy and even optimistic. This spring 2018 color is light, brightening up the range of blues that people are used to. Though not an expected shade for spring, Palace Blue makes a lot of sense with the concept of bright and cheery looking, perfectly acclimating into the palette.

#14. Pantone 17-1514 Ash Rose

Ash Rose is a dashing color full of earthy sophistication. The color, though not bright or overwhelming, is a stunningly natural looking, comforting shade of rose. This is a color that will likely be mirrored throughout accessories and products as well for a soft and sweet look.

#15. Pantone 14-0121 Nile Green

Nile Green is the soft color imagined that is apparent without superseding the other range of brightly or richly colored greens. Nile Green is light and wispy for a perfect spring feel that will evoke calm and current style.

#16. Pantone 18-1325 Spiced Apple

Spiced Apple is as rich and red as any fall color, but designed to be brilliantly strong during spring. The perfect mix of reds and browns creates the incredible color for spring 2018 that will stand out amongst any designs in any spring collection in just the right way.

#17. Pantone 17-1929 Rapture Rose

Rapture Rose is meant to be a romantic shade of rose that artfully blends charming allure and a coquettish soft color. The blend effortlessly evokes these concepts and will no doubt be used in other-worldly designs perfect for the color.

 

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