2 Easy Exercises to Prevent Foot Pain (or Worse)

Shape Magazine —April 2, 2015

According to Shape Nutrition Editor Marnie Soman Schwartz, when you plan a workout, you probably think about hitting all your major muscles. But you might be ignoring one super crucial group: the little muscles in your foot that control how it works. And whether you walk, run, or swim, you need those muscles to be strong to work out properly, says Hospital for Special Surgery's sports medicine doctor Jordan Metzl, MD. The two tips include:

  • Remove shoes when you're home and walk around barefoot as much as possible.
  • Pick up a set of marbles with your toes and place them in a jar to strengthen your toe muscles.

Read the full story at shape.com.


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