Five Exercises for the Feet

Exercising the feet not only helps improve balance and stability but plays a special role in managing conditions such as neuropathy. Here are five exercises for the feet that you can easily integrate into your daily routine. Try practicing them regularly while you’re watching television. The goal of these exercises is to increase circulation, range […]

Reach Forward For Better Balance

Functional Balance Testing Reduce Fall Risk with this Easy Assessment Tool By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Functional balance assessments  tell us if we’re at risk for a fall. They also give clues about what skills we can practice on our own to improve balance. This is relevant because falls are dangerous and costly.  On an average year, 300,000 […]

Bare Feet Exercises with Small Ball

Small Ball Exerises for the Feet By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Bare feet exercises are valuable for everyone and are especially important for healthy aging. They promote balance, gait and circulation. Below are 3 great ideas for how to use a small ball for bare foot exercises. The ball used on the Sit and Be Fit television program is soft and has […]

Improve Your Somatosensory System for Better Balance

Learn a little bit about the role that the somatosensory system plays in balance by reading the article above.  Exercises such as the Stocking Feet Grips activate the sensory receptors in your feet.  Often times, especially when we are always wearing shoes, we lose touch with the sensation on the bottom of our feet. It’s easy […]

Balance Exercises for Somatosensory System

Balance Exercises for Somatosensory System By Mary Ann Wilson, RN The somatosensory system refers to the faculty of bodily perception. These sensory systems affect our balance. They include: skin senses (touch) and proprioception (knowing where our body is in space without looking.) As we age this system begins to decline in function. Exercises that stimulate […]

Foot Massage

It’s not surprising that an estimated 70 percent of our population has foot problems. The feet are a part of our anatomy that we tend to ignore. Although the feet are capable of adapting to almost any function, we generally assume that they can continue to perform without special care. That just isn’t so! We […]

Feet Exercises with Towel

Feet exercises are an important part of healthy aging. There are three goals to keep in mind when designing a workout for foot care. 1. Increase circulation Our feet suffer more circulation problems than any other part of our body. As we age it becomes more important than ever to keep the circulation flowing through […]

Feet Exercises

WORKOUT FOR YOUR FEET Your feet are the most neglected part of your body, and yet you rely on them for nearly everything you do. Remember, your foot is a masterful network of 26 bones and 35 joints held together by 120 ligaments and activated by at least 20 muscles, – and yet – how […]