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The Secret to Relieving Back Pain Is In Your Feet! Do These 5 Exercises In Just 15 Minutes

Did you ever think that the feet are one of the most important parts of the body and that they have an essential role in maintaining overall health?

If not, you are like most people. So many people ignore the importance of feet without even realizing that they are the foundation of our body, and obviously, the foundation is the most important part. Ain’t it?

You must have surely come across the word “gait”. It’s a process of walking which is mostly about the feet. This cannot be emphasized enough that at any point of time, while doing any chore whatsoever, we need our feet. And most of us don’t know this but…

Taking good care of the feet can prevent back, hip and knee pain.

Haven’t heard it before, right?

Here are some ways to maintain good feet health:

1.  Toe Presses

Warm up is a necessary prerequisite of any physical activity. And what better way to warm up if not by doing toe presses? They not only help you warm up but they make movement easy and comfortable.

How to do:

  • Bend your knees while standing
  • Grip the floor with the toes
  • Hold the position for three seconds
  • Do at least ten sets, three times daily.

2. Toe Walking

The benefits of toe walking are not unknown to most of us. Besides being excellent for the toe muscles, it does wonders for the ligaments and muscles of the feet too. And doing it isn’t rocket science either!

How to do:

  • Stand on tiptoes
  • Walk like that for 20 seconds
  • Rest for fifteen seconds
  • Repeat at least five times

3.  Ankle Circles

Ankles; their flexibility and mobility are crucial as well. Many of us don’t know this but a tight and restricted ankle may lead to muscle and joint pain. But there come ankle circles to the rescue.

How to do:

  • Put back on the floor and extend one leg
  • Rotate the ankle clockwise and counterclockwise for ten seconds each
  • Switch legs and repeat

4. Resisted Flexion

Aren’t tiny muscles of the feet important? Yes, they are! This exercise targets them. It helps to maintain overall balance of the body as well.

How to do:

  • Sit on the floor and straighten your feet in front of your body
  • Wrap the exercise band around a chair and put it on your feet as well
  • Slide back till you feel the tension in the band
  • Bend the feet and hold for five seconds
  • Do ten repetitions

5. Toe Pencil Pickups

This exercise is the simplest of them all. All it requires is a pencil and your desire to ensure better feet health.

How to do:

  • Stand in front of a pencil
  • Grab it with your toes and raise it from the ground
  • Hold for ten seconds
  • Do five repetitions with each foot.

How easy are these exercises and yet they are so very important for us. Do these exercises and you will see the results yourself!

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