Go Barefoot on Soft Surfaces

It’s time to take off the shoes!  According to studies, going barefoot “develops muscle strength in the feet, legs, and hips which are usually used less rigorously when locked up in restrictive shoes.”  You will also stretch and strengthen calf muscles, improve your form, agility and equilibrium.  Go barefoot, but keep it soft and start slow!  Look for places like golf courses, athletic fields, parks, and beaches.  Walk around for a few minutes a day as your feet strengthen and get used to the feeling.  As they strengthen, increase your time and enjoy the benefits of being barefoot. [1]

Take off your shoes after a long day at work and walk on a soft surface.  Remember to keep your feet safe from sharp objects, use sunscreen when outside, and listen if you start to feel any pain.

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Dr. Kim

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