Although it may seem pretty unnecessary to you (probably because you think that walking is enough), foot fitness is really important.
You feet need exercise just like the rest of your body in order to stay in good shape.
You steps will be much lighter and easier, and you can even prevent some injuries (not to mention cramps) with these 4 simple foot workouts.
The Toe Grip
This exercise is great for strengthening the foot muscles to improve one’s balance. Drop a sock of a small piece of cloth on the floor, and with using our toes, try to grip it and lift it off the floor. Hold the sock (or cloth) for 10 seconds before releasing it. Repeat this motion 5 times with each foot.
The Toe Extension
This exercise strengthens and supports the muscles which protect the bones of your feet. Wrap an elastic band around all toes of one foot, and expand your toes as much as you can. Hold the position for 5 seconds before releasing, and repeat the exercise five times on each foot.
The Calf Raise
This workout is great for improving one’s balance and strengthening the feel and the calves. Stand near a counter or a doorway, and hold on lightly for balance. Balance of one foot, and rise up on your toes. Hold the position for 10 seconds before lowering. Repeat 10 times on each foot.
The Calf Stretch
This workout is great for keeping the heel muscles and the ball of your foot from getting tight. Sit with one leg stretched out in front of you and wrap a towel around the ball of the foot. Pull the towel back gently until you feel a stretch in the arch of your foot and the calf. Before releasing, hold the position for 10 seconds. Repeat the motion 5 times on each leg.