This simple exercise strengthens the foot and shin muscles helping to keep overuse injuries like plantar fasciitis at bay. I have been doing 25 a day on each foot as part of my morning ritual, whether it is a running day or not; it takes under a minute to do. My feet have never felt better, especially after long runs.
This is a version of the toe scrunch I do with my Pilates clients to wake up and strengthen their feet. The stronger and more perceptive your base, the better your body performs.
- Start with your left foot. Keep your heel on the ground, scrunch your toes and lift the sole of your foot off the ground.
- Flex your toes and pull them away from the ground as you press the ball of your foot into the ground. Repeat with the right foot.
- This completes one rep. Do 25 to 50 reps daily.
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