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Why you should leave your shoes at the door

In a recent study by the University of Arizona, researchers found that 60% of household dust comes from the outdoors, and most of the time is brought indoors on your shoes. Our wellness expert, Peggy Hall, reveals how that dust affects your body and has a great idea for keeping it out of your home.

If your allergies seem to get worse at night, here's a little change that can make a big impact in your life. Simply leave your shoes at the door. That's right, a lot of cultures do this, and for good reason. You see the bottom of your shoes not only carry in dirt and germs, but also lead, toxins, all sorts of pollens, even pesticides, and you certainly don't want to track that around your house. 

"So do what I'm doing and take your shoes off.  Leave them at the door, and if you need to wear a pair of shoes, have some shoes that you dedicate just to wearing in the house. In the colder months you can wear socks that have grip pads so that you don't slip on your hardwood floors. Or do what I do, and just go barefoot," Hall says.

"This allows me to stretch my toes, and move through the ankles. I find that I can improve my posture because I have better awareness in my feet. As a bonus, because I don't wear my shoes as often, they last longer," Hall explains.

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