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From The Sole: Barista Health Starts In The Feet

This is the first installment in a new series on health issues that affect coffee professionals. Cafe manager Garrett Oden began noticing discomfort in his feet, knees, and back about a year ago. “I had these really cheap shoes that weren’t really doing so well,” says Oden. Without the time or money to look for an ideal pair of shoes, he ended up buying the same inexpensive ones that had been making him uncomfortable. When it comes to foot pain, Oden is not alone. According to a 2014 American Podiatric Medical Association survey , 77 percent of US adults have experienced foot problems, but only 20 percent think about their foot health on a regular basis. For baristas, roasters, and other coffee professionals who spend most of their time on their feet, having healthy feet is vital to their job performance. “Standing for long periods of time causes specific muscular-skeletal...

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