In Part One, I talked about the chair, and how we adapt to our environment. As most of us spend the majority of our day in a chair, it made sense to begin looking at how we sit. In order to change our habits we must analyse and change the environment we live in.
In Part Two, I’m discussing the importance of what we put on our feet. Take a look; I hope you find it useful!
What kind of environment do your feet live in?
Think of the surfaces you walk on from the moment you wake to the time you hit the pillow. I’m guessing your answer is mostly man-made, flat, level and predictable? This is great for logistics, but not so great for maintaining optimal function of your feet!
Consider how different the experience would be if walking barefoot through woodland or on a pebbly beach?
If you don’t use it you lose it!
Your bare foot is expertly designed to cushion and dissipate forces throughout your body. It’s 26 bones, 20 of which articulate beautifully, help you to mould and adapt to your environment. Your nervous system detects minute changes in the environment providing vital feedback to your brain to help unconsciously modify your bio-mechanics.
If you spend most of your time on flat, predictable, surfaces, wearing shoes that are too narrow, thick soled and ridged, you’re unknowingly reducing exposure to the natural diversity. It’s this ever changing stimulus that nourishes and maintains intrinsic, mobility, stability and strength of the foot. In essence – if you don’t use something, you lose it!
Let’s jump straight into Part 2 giving some great tips on how to maintain the health of your feet and health as a whole.
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