Around Barcelona's pharmacies

Posted on November 20, 2012 by Suecos EN

One of the things that we like the most is to meet the professionals who use our nursing shoes, chef shoes and sanitary clogs. Not too long ago, we had the pleasure to pay a visit to Olivia and Marcos, who not only wear Suecos® on a daily basis, but also sell them on their pharmacy!

Their shop is located in the charming nieghborhood of Gràcia, in Barcelona, and they almost know every costumer by their first name, something that rarely every happens in big cities nowadays.
Even though we live in a fast-paced world, some people are still looking our for their health, and one of the biggest concerns for us is to take care of your feet, who have to support you all day long. If you can walk more comfortably, why not start now?

Pharmacy in Barcelona to buy nursing shoes

So now you know: If you're ever lost in Barcelona and need anything for your health, don't doubt on stoping by Olivia and Marco's pharmacy!
On that same note… Don't you think they look awesome in their black and white Thor?

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Walking is good for our bodies...

Posted on November 07, 2012 by Suecos EN

... and also helps us to strengthen our memory.

A study by Professor Kirk I. Erickson of the University of Pittsburgh of about 300 seniors assures us that walking long distances helps reduce brain atrophy in patients with Alzheimer's disease in its early stages.

The hippocampus region of the brain tends to shrink slightly with age, but thanks to regular exercise cerebral gray matter tends to shrink less.

Research conducted between 1998 and 2008 confirmed in 2004 that patients who walked around 10km a week had better cognitive abilities and reduced chances of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to 50%.

We suggest a few tips to start walking long distances:

- Stretch the spine sideways and backwards with the head aligned with your spine.
- When walking, swing your arms in order to keep the pace of the movement.
- Supports the heel first and then the rest of the foot to make contact with the ground.
- Always carry a bottle of water to hydrate.
- Use safe and comfortable shoes to avoid slipping.

Alzheimer's currently affects 26 million people so a preventive cure as walking can help us in the future to avoid this evil.

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Athlete's Foot: How To Prevent It

Posted on October 04, 2012 by Suecos EN


We're sure you've heard about athlete's foot, right? Could be because you've had it yourself or simply because it is a very common infection and you just simply seem to know it. Here are some news for you: potentially everyone is exposed to this infection.

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin on the feet. Symptoms of athlete's foot can vary from mild to severe and include peeling, cracking, and scaling on the bottoms of the feet and between the toes; itching or burning; and a slight odor.

There are three types of athlete's foot:

·      Toe web (interdigital) infection usually occurs between the fourth and fifth toes.
·      Moccasin-type infection affects the sole or heel.
·      Vesicular infection (blisters) usually occurs on the skin of the instep but may also develop between the toes, on the heel, or on the sole or top of the foot.

Some people are more susceptible than others to athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is treated with anti-fungal medicines, which are available in topical form (applied directly to the skin) or as pills. The condition tends to recur, even after successful treatment.
Even if everyone is at risk of getting infected, there are many things you can do to prevent it. Here at Suecos® we really care about your health and we've broken this down to a couple of points:

·      Reduce foot perspiration by using talcum powder on your feet.
·      Wash your feet thoroughly every day, particularly between your toes.
·      Avoid wearing tight-fitting footwear, particularly during the summer.
·      Do not put on socks, tights or stockings before your feet are completely dry.
·      Change your socks, stockings or tights regularly.
·      If possible, wear pool slippers or anti-bacterial shoes, just like our clogs at Suecos®.
·      Alternating footwear can help ensure that you wear dry shoes at all times.
·      Avoid borrowing shoes to lower the risk of spreading the infection.
·      Wash your towels and bedding frequently.

It's easy to comply with these simple steps to ensure you're going to be healthy, from head to toe!

Do you have a home remedy to prevent this type of infection? Tell us!

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