There’s a cardio, there’s resistance exercise, and there’s yoga. There’s training for each part of the body except for your feet. That’s kind of odd, believing that your tootsies have to bear the whole weight of your body, each day, all day.
Below are some stretches and workouts that will keep your feet healthy and happy for whatever life gives at you.
1. Tennis Ball Arch Massage
Begin by sitting in a chair. Put your bare foot on a clean tennis ball and roll it throughout. You will feel the muscles calming almost immediately.
Even better, the massage will ease muscles and tendons all the way up to your hips, effecting in more relaxed and flexible legs.
2. Tiptoe Exercise
Just stand up on your tip toes. Take that pose for about 10 seconds, and then mildly relax back into a constant standing position. Do this work out 10 times for a refreshing exercise.
Tiptoe training will fortify your feet, legs, and calves. It might even beneficial with back ache through aligning your body in a natural stand.
3. Toe Curls
Simply sit on a chair and put your bare feet on a clean and dry towel. Make a “fist” with your toes, curling them as tightly throughout the towel as you can. Do these exercise 10 times.
Toe curls help to unleash tension in your feet, which can enhance your general balance. Fitness begins with the feet!
4. Simple Stretch for Toes
Remove your shoes and socks and knot your fingers by your toes. Mildly but firmly pull your toes while you roll your ankle in a tiny circles. Do with the other foot.
Not only will this easy toe stretch unleash any pent-up tension in your foot muscles, it can also fortify your ankle joints. That will make standing by your next shift that much simplier.
5. Arch Exercise
This is substantial for people with flat arches. Simply stand with your feet a several inches to one side from on another. Then roll both feet so that your weight is centered on your large toe. Then, move the weight to your smallest toe, lifting the large toe off the ground.
The workouts trains your feet to begin their natural arch, which makes walking more graceful, natural, and pleasant.
6. Standing Toe Stretch
Stand with your feet level on the floor. Then raise only your toes, pointing them as tall as you can. Hold the stretch for a several breaths.
You will feel this one travel all the way by your foot and into the sides of your calves. Do this training daily and you might notice your posture making better.