Keeping Elderly Warm(4) – Feet
In the cold days, more blood flows to organs than to limbs. Besides, feet are far away from heart and blood cools down as well as slows down during the long route travelling from heart to feet. And lack of activities among elderly leads to even slower blood circulation, thus elderly feet often get cold in winter time.
And as a result of neural reflex, whenever feet are cold, body also feels cold and then can get sick easily.
In order to keep elderly’s feet warm, other than wearing socks that are soft with good thermal performance, soaking feet in warm water before going to bed, doing some foot exercise while seated or on bed (tip your toe up and down alternatively for 20 times, draw circles with toe in the air to exercise ankle) are excellent ways too.