Actress Emily Blunt takes the proper measures when working out to protect her feet and body. Blunt was seen stretching prior to exercise and wearing the appropriate footwear (cross-trainers) as she worked out on the UCLA track and sprinted up the stadium stairs.
Getting the proper stretch, like Blunt, is a great way to help you prepare for running exercises and prevent injuries. However, even if you stretch regularly, you might still suffer from a foot or ankle injury, and if so you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce Theall of Gentle Touch Foot Care. Dr. Theall can help diagnose any foot pain you might be experiencing and provide the appropriate treatment options.
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.
Stretching – your muscles in the feet need to relax and return to its natural stage. Placing both feet onto the ground and leaning with your back against a wall helps. This way when stretching occurs, both feet are relaxed.
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