Exercise. Some enjoy it, some dread it. But no matter what exercise we do, almost all of them involve the feet. With our feet absorbing most of the impact from our exercises, strengthening our feet should be the top priority to reduce injuries and foot pain.

With that in mind, here are a few exercises you can easily do at home to keep your feet in their best form. But before doing anything, make sure you’re able to exercise comfortably barefooted. And here’s a tip: apply Ellgy Plus Cracked Heel Cream to prevent cracked heels from happening after your exercise!

Exercise #1: Write the Alphabet

Just like the name implies, this exercise involves writing the alphabets using your foot! It’s simple to do, even if you’re sitting or standing. According to Harvard Health Publishing (2020), this exercise helps to make your ankles more flexible.

How to do it:

  1. Sit or stand in a comfortable position
  2. Starting with your left foot, write out the alphabets from A to Z in exaggerated motions using your big toe
  3. When you’re done, repeat with the right foot

Exercise #2: Toe Spread

If you’re always standing or running, then this exercise is perfect for you. Loberg, a physical therapist from TRIA, mentioned this exercise reduces the pain and inflammation at the bottom of your feet.

How to do it:

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart
  2. Lift and spread your toes
  3. Hold your toes up until you feel tired
  4. Repeat 10 times

Exercise #3: Toe Lifts

Yes, your toes can do lifts too. It is easy to do but the effects are huge! By doing this every day, Health Line (2019) mentioned that this improves flexibility and mobility for your toes.

How to do it:

  1. Stand with your feet firmly on the ground
  2. Lift your big toe without lifting the other toes
  3. Hold for 2 seconds
  4. Repeat 20 times

Exercise 4: Jump Rope

This exercise is underrated by many as it really changes not only your feet but your body as well. According to Lifehack (n.d), it helps to increase the strength in your muscles surrounding the ankle joints and especially your feet. To maximize the effects, follow the steps below.

How to do it:

  1. Keep your elbows at your waist
  2. Keep your body straight
  3. Make sure your chin is down for easy breathing

Exercise #5: Brisk Walking

Though most people usually brisk-walk in the park, you can brisk-walk in your home by just going from one room to another. The Arthritis Foundation also mentioned that this exercise increases muscle flexibility AND strengthens your bones and muscles. How cool is that?

How to do it:

  1. Keep your head up and forward
  2. Keep your back straight
  3. Start brisk-walking by rolling your foot from heel to toe
  4. Loosely swing your arms

Conclusion

Even though we’re stuck at home, there are still many ways we can exercise to maintain our health. Besides these exercises, try looking up YouTube exercise videos that you can follow along! 

We hope these exercises will help to make you feel like you’re walking on sunshine. And don’t forget to take care of your feet by applying Ellgy Plus Cracked Heel Cream after exercising! Click here: https://ellgyplus.com.my/where-to-buy.

Reference

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-alphabet-exercise-for-foot-and-ankle-strength

https://tria.com/stop-foot-pain-seven-easy-exercises/

https://www.healthline.com/health/toe-stretches 

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/benefits-jumping-rope-you-probably-dont-know.html

https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/healthy-living/physical-activity/walking/12-benefits-of-walking 

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