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STRETCHING CAN FEND OFF ACHY FEET

Flex those feet. Stretching can go far to fend off achy feet. “The Achilles tendon typically tightens as we age,” says Alex Kor, DPM, a Lebanon, IN-based podiatrist and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association, who recommends this daily fix: 
 
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Dr. Alex Kor
 
 
Sitting on the floor, legs straight in front of you, wrap a towel around the ball of your foot, holding the ends in each hand. Pull the ends toward you, until you feel a slight pull. (Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat five times on each leg.)
 
Source: Barbara Stepko, AARP [5/22/19]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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