Tag: foot health
Feet and Walking
In my last post (link) I mentioned that walking is a category, and that what most people envision when asked to imagine a person walking, is a person walking on a flat, level surface, perhaps a sidewalk. Indeed, when people “go for a walk” most of the time they use a trail or a route they have mapped out that will help them achieve the 10,000 steps on their Fitbit. I went to Costa Rica this spring, and I was looking forward to bushwhacking my way through a wild, untamed jungle, but even
Balance for Walking
Balance is sometimes defined as “standing still” - i.e., can you balance on one foot? But can you balance walking? How can you tell if you can balance while walking? You are currently walking without falling over I presume. So how do you know if your balanced is compromised?
Walking is a one-legged activity; the heel of the front leg lands, and then the leg in the back is lifted and the centre of mass is transferred forward over the leg on the ground until it becomes the back leg and
Shoe Review: Xeroshoes Lena
I interrupt my regular blog programming for a special shoe review:
The Xeroshoes Lena
[caption id="attachment_1415" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Wearing the Xero Lena shoe around town[/caption]
I was given this shoe to review with the understanding that I would put it through its paces (which I have) and give an honest review (which I will). I had gone in to the store with the understanding that I'd be trying the Xeroshoes Prio, which is a runner style, and I really, really wanted that
Lifestyle Tips to Support Foot Health
Functional feet are my fondest favourites! For fancy footwork and for fleet feet, follow these four fun facts:
Move your toes
Walk over non-level ground
Go barefoot or transition to a more minimal shoe
Go forth. As in walk. A lot.
Let’s break that down shall we?
Move Your toes: Toes spend a lot of time in socks. Socks spend a lot of time in shoes. Ergo, feet spend a lot of time in shoes, and both socks and shoes conspire to keep your toes from moving as much as they want to