In Today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about foot strength and an exercise program for your feet. The fact is, your feet need training and conditioning just like the rest of your body to perform optimally. Sounds logical right? Have you ever thought about your feet in terms of keeping them fit with exercise? If your answer is… NO, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. The fact is that the muscles in the feet make up 25% of the bodies total muscles and those muscles need to be strong and toned. 25% of the body’s muscles is a big percentage considering the feet are relatively small, well… compared to the rest of the body anyway. It’s an impressive number when you think about it.

Our feet can take a beating from day to day and more-so when exercising, staying active, and participating in sports. The feet are like any other body structure. Dysfunction in the feet can lead to serious issues elsewhere such as... knee pain and lower back aches and pains. If your feet are ignored, when it come to fitness, it’s just like eliminating any other major category of exercises from your workout routine. Think about it this way… foot strength directly influences proper foot mechanics, gait (or walking) patterns, ankle stabilization, and whole-body balance.

After only a few weeks of strengthening your foot muscles you will notice improved movement in whatever exercise or activity you participate in. How do we begin to strengthen our foot muscles? Dr. Reminga lays out an exercise program that will help strengthen this often overlooked part of an exercise program. Listen to today’s program to learn more about these exercises and how they can help to stabilize and improve whole-body balance.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.