Whether you're a construction worker, athlete, fashion model, secretary or stay-at-home mom, your feet take a lot of abuse.
10-15 minutes of foot exercise can do your body good, provided you wear well-fitting shoes that don't constrict movement or force your feet into awkward shapes.
-Footsie Roller Massage: wooden footsie rollers have been around for many years and come in all shapes and sizes. If you don't have one handy, try a rolling pin.
Roll the entire length of your foot back and forth over the chosen tool for about 5-10 minutes. Concentrate on your arches.
This relieves fatigue and cramping.
-Golf Ball Roll: using a golf ball under the ball of your foot for 2 minutes is recommended for heel pain, arch strain and foot cramps.
-Point & Flex: sitting on the floor with legs stretched put in front of you, point your toes straight out as hard as you can, holding 5 seconds, then flex your foot up towards your body as hard as you can holding 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times. This exercise is great for stretching everything from the knees down.
-Rubber Band Stretch: sitting on the floor with legs streched out, or in a chair with feet flat on the floor, using a thick rubber band, place ends around your big toes and pull feet away from each other. Hold 5-10 seconds and relax. Repeat10-20 times. Helpful if you suffer from bunions or toe cramps.
Are there any foot exercises you practice regularly?