Fitness Tip: Thin Soles Strengthen Feet
“When gearing up for an indoor cardio workout, be mindful of what you’re putting on your feet! I recommend a minimally cushioned shoe that’s comfortable and lets you articulate through your mid-foot and toes when you move. Minimally soled shoes will lighten your force (read: less joint stress and overuse) and build the intrinsic muscles of the foot over time. This being said, don’t go from a very cushy shoe to a ’five finger’ shoe overnight. Instead, slowly taper on to lower and lower levels of support over 12 or more weeks.”
—Ariel Iasevoli is a Crunch personal trainer who helps people condition their movement patterning and get in shape. She’s a certified ACE Personal Trainer, Hardstyle Kettlebell instructor, Kettlebell Athletics instructor, and is TRX suspension training certified. Her website is Arielist.com.
As reported by Bethany Marzewski.