During his time in the Colombian army, Align Pedorthist Carlos learned exercises that focus on using one’s own body for strength training. Here are 3 easy, simple foot strengthening exercises to try now while you are reading this! Seriously... the first one you can do sitting down :)
1. Expand your toes and hold 5 seconds. Release. Repeat 6 times for both feet. Do 3 sets.
2. Balance on one foot and rise up onto your toes and hold for 5 seconds. Do 3 sets.
3. Lay a towel flat on the floor and place your foot on it with your toes extended. Grab the towel with your foot, and bring it in towards your arch. Repeat the same motion 6 times on each foot, for 3 sets.
Like every other part of your body, your feet can be strengthened to perform better. Do these exercises once a day for 2 months and you will see results. And don't cheat... Carlos will test you at your next re-assessment!