Foot Health

Healthy Tip #6 – Walk in Your Yard Barefoot

The ultimate goal of healthy feet is to be able to walk barefoot without pain or discomfort.  However, that is not reality for most people.  If you have been wearing shoes every day for years and transition immediately to being barefoot, you will experience many negative side effects of this transition.  Moving to being primarily… Continue reading Healthy Tip #6 – Walk in Your Yard Barefoot

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Healthy Feet Tip #5 – Exercise Your Feet

We have cardio classes to exercise the heart. We have abs/core classes to exercise our midsections. We have weights classes to build strong arms and legs. We have Pilates classes to build flexibility and core strength. Have any of you ever attended a foot class to strengthen your feet? Our feet are one of the… Continue reading Healthy Feet Tip #5 – Exercise Your Feet

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Healthy Feet Tip #3 – Ditch Flip Flops

Today's Healthy Feet Tip is one that not many people like to hear because people love flip flops. I understand that flips flops are easy to slip on and great for warm weather and the beach however wearing flip flops has significant negative effects on the health of the feet. Katy Bowman does a great job… Continue reading Healthy Feet Tip #3 – Ditch Flip Flops

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Healthy Feet Tip #1 – Shoes in House

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, so throughout the month I will be sharing tips on how to create or maintain healthy feet. Healthy Feet Tip #1 is don't wear shoes in your home, that includes slippers as well.  Allow your feet to move freely while at home.  Taking off your socks will bring… Continue reading Healthy Feet Tip #1 – Shoes in House

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Alignment from the Ground Up

This blog was first posted on Holy Yoga Global®, LLC: https://holyyoga.net/2019/03/28/healthy-foot-awareness-alignment-from-the-ground-up/ In honor of April being Healthy Foot Awareness month, I want to bring you a post dedicated to our amazing feet.  However, for many of us our feet don’t feel like amazing structures. Some sources estimate that over 75% of Americans will experience foot… Continue reading Alignment from the Ground Up

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Transition to Minimal Footwear

How do you transition to minimal footwear? Evaluate the state of your feet now? Do you normally wear shoes with a 1-inch heel? 2 inches?Next find one pair of shoes you would like to replace and purchase the new shoe with a ½ inch smaller heel.Allow your body/feet adequate time to embrace these new shoes… Continue reading Transition to Minimal Footwear

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Shoes & Foot Problems

How Shoes Contribute to Foot Related Problems: Foot wear increases the incidence of knee osteoarthritis, back pain and hip degeneration.An elevated heel of any height alters the biomechanics of the foot and body.Normal weight distribution is 50% over both front of foot and back. High heels change weight distribution to 90% over front of foot… Continue reading Shoes & Foot Problems