Reactivate Your Foot Arches in 90 Seconds to Relieve Foot Pain
Do you suffer from "flat feet" or "plantar fasciitis"? Are your arches weak and unsupported? As fitness coach Tyler explains, this is an increasingly common problem caused by wearing shoes from a young age.
In the video Tyler warns "when we wear cushy shoes, especially with a higher heel than toe, we don't allow the muscles of our feet to do their job." Over time, the muscles in the arch "become atrophied, weak, and we end up having flat feet."
This lack of arch support causes pain and impact to transfer up your body. Tyler notes "when we have strong arches, our feet act like springs reducing the impact on our joints." But with flat feet, "those springs go away. Impact starts to hurt significantly more."
You may feel pain "to stand, to walk, and to move around the world barefoot." Flat feet also throw off your body's alignment, leading to problems in your "ankles, knees, hips, and lower back."
The good news? You can retrain your feet to fire up those arches again. Tyler demonstrates a simple 90 second exercise using a piece of paper.
Here's how it works:
"Lift your toes toward the sky, and try to slide the ball of your foot towards your heel, creating a crinkle in the paper." This activates your arch. Hold for 5-10 seconds. Release and repeat.
Be sure to focus on "shortening the length between the ball of the foot and the heel." Don't roll to the outside. Over time, this strengthens your arches.
Aim to do this exercise for 90 seconds daily for at least 3 weeks. Tyler says you'll notice "your feet will feel stronger. They'll feel less achy." Your balance and joint pain will improve too.
Reawakening your foot muscles is simple and transformative. As Tyler says, "practice this for just ninety seconds every day" to experience the benefits yourself. Your whole body will thank you!