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People that have feet watch and copy! ...

[Maintenance] How To Take Care Of Your Feet... First off, I know my big toes are painted. And I also know you like it. Now, let’s dig in to these 3 exercises. 1. LAX Ball Feet. This is SUCH an easy exercise to do. And it feels so darn good after a long day or a good run. The plantar fascia is a wonderful sheet of connective tissue that covers many of the 26 bones of the foot. Keeping it supple is imperative to allowing proper sliding of all those little joints. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries seen in running, and adding a little tissue work down there goes a long way. Try both moving East to West across the foot and moving North to South from top to bottom. 2. Toe Splaying + Rotating. I’m sure by now you have noticed a trend in shoes moving towards having a larger toe box. This happened once we began to understand that the toes should not be shoved into our shoes like a downhill ski boot. The toes are meant to splay in stride. And this exercise is a great way to restore that tissue capacity for the toes and increase some blood flow in those little joints. 3. Weighted Toe Extension. Runners tend to get tight toes (especially the big toe) which can lead to all sorts of biomechanical compensations. By encouraging normal range of motion in the toes, we may actually make our foot-strike much more fluid and stable.

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Noodly-Goodness! ...

Zucchini Noodles with Garlic Butter and Parmesan Cheese is just as good as spaghetti, without the pasta carbs! RECIPE: And here's a link to the vegetable spirializer we used in the video:

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