Can you relate to this scenario? After putting it off for too long, you commit to get fit—only to find yourself injured the minute you start working out.
All of the sudden your fitness goals go back on the shelf and you are left to deal with the pain. Whether your injury occurs right off the bat or after years of regular workouts the result is always the same. It is discouraging, painful and downright depressing.
And since studies suggest that up to 38% of all exercisers suffer from an injury each year, it is a subject worth exploring.
Do you know that the site of your pain many times is not the source of why you hurt?
Our bodies move as one big chain reaction. This means that when you take a step to walk, the reaction your foot creates by stepping into the ground goes all the way up your body.
As a result, if your foot is stiff or lacks motion, the rest of your body will compensate. Over time this can lead to knee, low back, and neck pain.
Our feet many times are the culprit for why we have pain in different parts of our body.
Did you know that a quarter of all of the bones in your body are made up in just your feet?
When you walk, your foot is the first thing that has to react to the ground when you take a step. If you have a foot that doesn’t move or react like it should, the rest of your body will take the hit.
Try these two simple routines at home to help your feet move better, feel better, and performing better at life.