It is possible to exercise your feet with ease. By integrating a few simple stretches into your busy schedule of work and family commitments you can refresh and strengthen your long suffering and underrated feet, giving them the attention they deserve.
At the office:
Lift your heels by using the balls of your feet. Hold this position for 10 seconds before relaxing. Repeat the lift and hold for another 10 seconds. Perform 10 repetitions of this sequence to enhance your calf muscles and alleviate cramps and fatigue. This is an easy stretch with a standing desk at the office.
Lift one foot and point it downwards as if aiming to touch the floor, then release and return it to its initial position. Maintain this stretch for 30 seconds to target the smaller muscles at the base of your feet. This exercise aids in enhancing blood flow, alleviating pressure, and reducing foot pain.
Kick off your shoes and use toe separators or cotton balls between each toe. Gently squeeze your toes while massaging your foot. Hold the squeeze for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat this process 10 times. This exercise is great for the ligaments supporting your toes.
Promote toe relaxation by placing a golf or tennis ball beneath your foot. Roll the ball using the underside of your foot, adjusting the pressure to target different tension points. This activity is great at reducing inflammation and improving circulation.
Your feet can bear the brunt of hectic daily life, so why not take five minutes to give your tootsies a little loving with some simple refreshing exercises?