Each foot has 26 bones, 33 muscles, 31 joints and over 100 ligaments. That means that your two feet have over a ¼ of your body’s bones. You have 206 magnificent bones in your body!!!
Did you know that preventing mobility in your ankles or toes can cause premature atrophy in your feet, ankles, calves and shins? (Think: skates, shoes, boots, ski boots etc.) “So”, you might say but did you know that this atrophy can also affect your energy levels????
How often do you work your feet and lower legs barefoot? How often do you run around barefoot?
Simply by adding some pointing, flexing & circling of your ankles, you will get the blood flowing and begin to put a bounce in your step making you feel bouncy, energetic and younger…no kidding!
Do these simple exercises 2-3 times a week. You can incorporate some of them when you are brushing your teeth, combing your hair, doing the dishes or folding laundry. I’ve even done many of these while watching my kid’s hockey game!!!
- Tippy toe raises with straight and bent knees, do both feet and then one at a time (use a chair if needed)
- Stretch your gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (lower leg muscles)
- Side lying & standing leg lifts, click here for some examples
- Plies with heel raises
Not sure how to work the muscles in your feet or the rest of your body??
Join one of the great classes or inquire about personal training at Move Your Body Studio. You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Check out the class schedule at www.moveyourbody.ca
When you are finished your workout- pamper and massage your feet with wonderful oils, scrubs and lotions from Living Libations. I use her energy dry brushes every day to get my lymphatic system moving and apply some of her essential oils to my brushes. Then I follow up with either coconut oil or Best Skin Ever –Seabuckthorn to keep my feet hopping all day long.
Here is a little toe stretching that I incorporate into my days during the winter when my feet are more likely to be in shoes and boots! It has done wonders at spacing out my toes and opening up my feet.
Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com.
Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending. You can get your PDF copy here
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