Essential Keys to Keeping Your Feet in Shape
When considering how to optimize overall foot health, there are three essential keys to keeping your feet in shape. By incorporating walking, resistance work, and flexibility exercises as part of keeping your feet in shape, you will considerably strengthen the muscles in your feet while also reducing your risk of foot injury.
For an activity that engages your entire foot, you can never go wrong with walking. Incorporate walking into your daily routine to ensure that you’re being intentional about maintaining and improving your overall foot health.
Putting your muscles to work against resistance is a very effective method to strengthening your feet. Whether you before using exercise bands or free weights, resistance work can undoubtedly play a big role in keeping (or getting) you feet in shape.
It’s never too late to improve your flexibility. Regardless of how limber (or not limber) your feet are, incorporating flexibility exercises will go a long way in improving their flexibility. When working on developing flexibility in your feet, simply dedicating a few minutes a day will go a long way in driving results. Best of all? You can do some while at your desk and knock out your flexibility exercises while you work!
Apart from the obvious benefits that walking, resistance work, and flexibility exercises have on your body, all three of these activities also have a positive impact on your overall health. It’s worth noting that if you’ve already been diagnosed with a foot or ankle problem, it’s best to consult with your podiatrist before incorporating walking, resistance work, or flexibility exercises into your routine. If any of these efforts are bringing you undiagnosed pain, reach out to schedule an appointment with the experienced team here at Precision Podiatry. Prefer to schedule from your computer? Use our upgraded appointment system to request your appointment.