Our National I Love My Feet Day Gift To You: 2 Different Ways To Get Your Feet Moving Better So YOU Can Feel Better!
We here at TruFit were thrilled to learn that August 17th is National I Love My Feet Day! Putting aside the weirdness that this holiday even exists, we are excited because it means we get to share with you some easy-to-do drills to help our feet feel better!
Why should we care about our feet in the first place? Well, we trainers like to say that everything in the body is connected. Because it is. If you have cranky feet and ankles that don’t move well, your body will find another place to get that movement instead. This can lead to aches, pains and even injuries to your knees, hips, spine or even your shoulders or neck.
I’m sure you’ve heard the word “fascia” before. Think “plantar fasciitis”, a condition where the fascia — a thin layer of tissue that wraps around the muscle — gets tight and pulls everything together in the foot, causing pain in the heel or arch of the foot (most commonly). The thing is, if we look at our anatomy trains (below) we can actually see that the posterior fascial line (fancy, I know) starts at the bottom of the feet, runs up the calves, up the back of the thighs, up either side of your spine, into your neck and up your head and finally finishes at your EYE SOCKET. I had a client who always got headaches half an hour into her run. When she rolled her feet out with a lacrosse ball before runs guess what happened? She stopped getting headaches.
It is all connected.
So, yeah, you could say we like feet.
One trainer at TruFit trainer who really loves feet is Kathryn Lehner! I couldn’t think of a better person to take us through some warmups for our tootsies to help them (and the rest of our bodies) feel better.
Ready to watch? Check it out below! Please leave us a comment below to let us know how you feel!