Members of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) at Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care have been walking in a new, health-promoting way thanks to the help of Savannah, Georgia’s Sandy Haeger. Sandy has incorporated Saturday morning walks into the program that especially exercise the feet.
“Heel, ball, toe,” is the mantra that Sandy’s walkers are repeating; the repetition of the phrase helps walkers concentrate on using the entire foot in this manner, engaging more muscles from the foot to the hip. To help maintain good position, Sandy suggests holding on to a wall, tree, or other stationary object for balance before lifting the knee with the foot flexed, touching down, and lifting again.
There are many other activities one can perform to exercise the feet. See Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texasto learn more about how you can exercise your feet and maintain good foot health. Dr. Wynn will assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns.
Exercise for Your Feet
If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.
Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.
Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.
Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.
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