Most of us are too busy burning calories with cardio exercise or building our six-packs to notice our feet, says consultant podiatrist Matt Fitzpatrick at the College of Podiatry. "We spring out of bed and just expect them to kick into life every day and get us from A to B," he says. "But feet are very clever and complex in the way they are articulated, and they’re just as important to exercise as your biceps or hamstrings — in fact, even more important because they never get to rest."
"If your feet are weak, you will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to your fitness," says Matt. "There’s a synergistic benefit of strong feet: you’re less likely to get injured during your workout or sports session because you are more stable, and there’s beginning to be evidence that it can improve your performance."
Source: Rachel Carlyle, The Daily Mail [9/9/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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