Let’s think about posture correction from the ground up today and talk about the FEET. They work hard for us, carrying us around all day. You really want to keep your feet in the best condition possible which is why we are going to talk about foot circles today!
What happens if we don’t give them the strength they need?
You may have feet that are flat, turned inward or outward. These postural problems then lead to PAIN problems. Weak feet and incorrect alignment are the root cause of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and other painful conditions. Ouch!
So, what can we do to strengthen the feet and avoid these conditions?
One important exercise for prevention is foot circles! These are very simple, you don’t need any equipment, and you do them while laying on the floor.
Step 1: Lay down on your back.
Step 2: Bring one knee to your chest.
Step 3: Circle your foot at the ankle joint WHILE keeping your leg still. Use your hands to stabilize the leg.
Step 4: Circle your foot 20x in each direction to get the full range of motion.
Step 5: Complete 20x flex and point with the same foot. When you flex, make sure to pull all the toes towards you and then point.
Step 6: Switch to hugging the other knee to your chest and repeat steps 3-5 with that foot.
The key is consistency! Make sure to complete these exercises everyday and this will help you avoid those pain issues.
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