Posted March 13, 2014 | by Sue Kenney | in Barefoot | no responses
With all the cold weather and dangerous snow conditions many have experienced this winter, most of us have spent more time indoors and sitting around than usual. It's possible we are not walking or working out as often either. Our body still needs to be strong so it's even more important to focus on our posture and strengthening our feet...the foundation of the body.
If we have good posture, then we can reduce back pain and begin to use the right muscles and ligaments to strengthen them even more so you will experience less complications with age.
Good posture is described more in this article and includes these points:
Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture involves training your body to stand, walk
, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities. Learn proper posture.
- Keeps bones and joints in the correct alignment so that muscles are being used properly.
- Helps decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in arthritis.
- Decreases the stress on the ligaments holding the joints of the spine together.
- Prevents the spine from becoming fixed in abnormal positions.
- Prevents fatigue because muscles are being used more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy.
- Prevents strain or overuse problems.
- Prevents backache and muscular pain.
- Contributes to a good appearance.
There are some very basic simple things we can do and these are listed in the article, but if you want to consistently work on strengthening your posture there is another easy way that isn't like doing exercises to get great posture. It just happens. All you have to do is go barefoot around the house. (outdoors is even better but if there is snow right now you might not be so inclined.) Being barefoot, your body will naturally align to it's correct position and begin to strengthen all on its own! Yes, you'll engage your core muscles without trying! Imagine that.
If you are at an indoor pool or spa, go barefoot or wear Barebottom Shoes
. Connect your feet to the ground and get stronger and more beautiful at the same time. Make every step count towards your health. You are stronger right now, not sometime in the future. Don't wait. Go barefoot.
Soul to sole.
Photos by Veronica Cinnamon.
Spa photos taken at www.inochispa.ca
Pool photos taken at www.stonegateinn.com
Model Sandra Jarvis