Get 2014 started off on the right foot with U.S.-made Thorlos padded socks

Here's to foot health in the new year

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| Source: Thorlo, Inc.

STATESVILLE, N.C., Dec. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Let's take these New Year's resolutions a step at a time.

The holidays are a wonderful occasion to spend time with family and friends. But all of that eating, drinking and being merry can be detrimental to our waistlines.

So as the calendar turns to 2014, many of us will resolve to exercise more. It's important to do so gradually and safely to reduce the risk of injury.

"Good intentions won't get you anywhere if your feet are hurting," warned Jim Throneburg, the inventor of Thorlos-brand activity-specific padded socks. "Taking care of your feet is essential to preventive health."

Most American adults don't get the recommended amount of exercise. If we do too much too soon, or don't have the proper equipment, we risk injury. Consider that a runner's foot strike can equate to three or four times his body weight – with each step.

As we walk, run and play, and simply by aging, we lose the fat pads that protect the bones and soft tissues in our feet. By age 50, many people have lost half of their fat pads.

"Combine this with the fact that we're living longer, and painful feet could be an unwelcome companion for decades if we aren't careful," said Dr. Kevin Soden, THORLO's chief medical advisor. "Keeping your feet healthy is essential to staying active."

The padding in U.S.-made Thorlos socks has been clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture while providing protection and comfort under the ball of the foot, the heel and the toes.

New for this season, Thorlos has introduced "Extreme Cold" socks to protect feet during the coldest of conditions. The socks are designed for extended periods in frigid conditions such as ice fishing, snowmobiling or sledding.

For a free trial offer or to take advantage of the company's "Buy 3, Get 1 Free offer," visit www.thorlo.com.

About THOR•LO

Family-owned THOR•LO, Inc. manufactures its socks in Statesville and operates a distribution center in Rockwell, N.C. THOR•LO is the originator of activity-specific padded socks, and the Thorlos brand provides consumers with foot protection and comfort. Scientific, peer-reviewed research stands behind the Thorlos promise: "Your Feet Will Feel Better or Your Money Back." For more information about Thorlos visit www.thorlo.com.

Neal Goulet
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