Foot Workout Plan

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This week we had the chance to catch up with Annette Fiscelli, a personal trainer and co-owner of the “On Your Mark” gym.

Without wasting any time, we got down to the bottom of things. Literally. Now, we aren’t typically feet people but in this case we decided to make an exception. It turns out your feet are a very integral part of your overall well-being and it’s important to make sure they’re getting the TLC they deserve (no, we aren’t talking pedicures, though those don’t hurt …). Every step you take, you’re relying on your feet to carry the entire weight of your body. Your foot has to rebound appropriately and when it does, everything else falls into place.

If we don’t work our foot muscles, however, the chain reaction is big with your calves, knees, hips, and lower back all suffering as a result. Luckily, there are foot exercises you can do from the comfort of your own couch. The first set focuses on constricting the muscles in the foot.

  1. Scatter scrunched paper towels on the ground.
  2. Sitting in a chair, grip your toes around the paper towels, moving them from one side to the other.
  3. Repeat for several minutes every day.

Nothing positive comes from being all wound up though, so it’s important to stretch your foot muscles out after this exercise. To do this, simply roll a golf ball under the arch of your foot for several minutes.  The best part of this workout? You can do it while catching up on your favorite episodes of Living Healthy, of course.