We found this very interesting video on exercises for your arches. Foot exercises can prevent diseases such as plantar fasciitis or flat feet, still most people neglect their feet in their exercise regimen. Keep healthy and enjoy the following video!
Yoga slowly makes its way to the western world and more and more people start incorporating this ancient Indian practice in their everyday lives. But did you know that Yoga is not only a way to stay healthy and fit in your body and mind as a whole but that you can specifically treat body parts such as your feet to prevent or even treat problems? If you are experiencing foot problems, strengthening your feet can be a great preventative measure you can take right in the comfort of your home.
For thousands and thousands of years human beings have been walking barefooted. And while it has become quite unusual in western and especially colder countries, walking barefoot is still considered normal in a lot of poorer countries. While this might be because of wealth and not health reasons, most of these people actually have healthier feet than the regular "shoe wearers".
Arch Support - Only for Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers & Co
Shoes have the potential to have a negative impact on the health of our feet. The so often praised 'arch support' and 'flexible and breathable' footwear, is not always the best for our feet. While it's necessary for people who already suffer from foot problems such as plantar fasciitis or similar conditions to wear plantar fasciitis shoes or shoes that provide the respective support, it is by far not necessary to pay attention to these details when you have healthy feet.
Naturally, our feet get used to a certain amount of support and lose the ability to carry our body weight properly without it. All of a sudden barefoot walking becomes painful.
But what kind of shoes CAN we wear without risking to damage our feet?
High Heels are obviously not more practical and comfortable than a pair of ballet pumps, and everyone knows that they can be damaging. But even ballet flats can be the origin of back and intense foot pain. In reality, using their insufficient cushioning and arch support, but at the same time impacting the "freedom" of the feet, do you realize that wearing flat shoes can in fact damage your feet? It becomes increasingly difficult to actually chose the type of shoes that will not impact our feet negatively.
We might conclude that, in fact, ALL footwear is bad. Well, it's not like that. It mainly depends on how healthy our feet are in first place. Children that walk a lot barefoot in their childhood tend to have healthier feet and adults should try to do the same. Walking barefoot is what our feet are naturally supposed to do. We don't have to protect them from any damage when we allow them to protect themselves and prevent that our feet 'unlearn' to do that. This, of course, does not mean that we can't wear shoes anymore at all.
Healthy Feet Before Fashion. Period.
We should walk more barefoot, wear less high heels but more minimalistic shoes...before it's too late. When it's too late it will be a long way until our feet are strong again and we would have to rely on arch support and special shoes for plantar fasciitis or whatever condition you might develop. It's easy to avoid this, just by NOT wearing any shoes at least at home or ouside in the garden in summer. And it feels great too!
There are plenty of minimalistic shoe designers to chose from. There are even minimalistic shoes for runners on the market that are great if you want to further strengthen your feet and PREVENT injuries. Barefoot running is also recommended. When chosing athletic shoes most people tend to go for the shoes with extra support. And that is okay as long as it is balanced out again. Strong and healthy feet are going to be able to run a marathon without problems and without the risk of injuries. Strong feet are going to be able to carry a little bit of extra weight.
Because that's what they are supposed to do.
There is no denying that it's become increasingly more challenging to fly without bumping into issues using the airlines or the airport. Yet, in spite of all the annoyances which unfortunately come with flying, it's a must in our world. There are many items can make the flying trip a lot easier and more hassle free, and best of all, it only requires a little preparation and common sense.
But first of all - take it easy! Here's a feel-good fun video :)
- Getting to the Airport: If you have a line in security or at the check in counter, this could produce an extremely stressful scenario. When you miss your flight, however, a fresh flight has to be booked, as well as the passengers will most likely need to travelon a subsequent flight last minute without any promise of a seat.
- Nevertheless, flights are not as likely to be running and they're more unlikely to be influenced by weather issues as well as delay at other airports. In addition, if for whatever reason your flight is delayed or the initial flight is even canceled, there will likely be several other flights through the day that, if needed, may be taken.
- All these will be the hours when airports will be the most packed with other passengers waiting for their flights. That only means longer lines in the security check points, much more individuals taking up seats, more folks waiting in eatery lines, and more men and women in the restrooms. Flying in a NON-rush hour time can be a great relief and can be totally stress free.
- Clearly, when there is a non-stop flight taken, there's less danger of being delayed as taking off and landing take quite a lot of time. There'll be destinations when a non-stop flight is unavailable, however there are a lot of cities where non-stop flights are equally as common. It might be worth several additional dollars to reserve a non-stop flight to prevent the chance of being delayed as well as an unneeded hassle.
- If non-stop flights are unavailable to your desired destination, be sure to schedule enough time between flights. When airlines reserve flights, they usually possess a layover demand of 45 or 30 minutes. But that is certainly not enough time in the event the first flight arrives late. As a way to prevent this hassle, try and schedule connecting flights one hour to spare between the departure time as well as the arrival time of the initial flight.
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