Best Feet Exercises

Foot strength and flexibility are core elements of an excellent body foundation and balance. Our feet take us to the places we need to – they let us do many incredible things, and they allow us to experience the thrill of an activity. People mostly hit the gym to get into shape and gain or lose weight, but we sometimes neglect the importance of our feet’s vitality. Indeed, we take for granted that which we assume will last forever.

Finding time to do little stretches and rotations down there can often be boring – until our feet get sore and shaky. Exercises that boost our feet’ wellness and vitality are so simple to do, and they don’t even require that much – just a few minutes and done! Whether you are at home or hitting the gym, these foot exercises will help you improve your range of motion and take care of your balance and foundation.

#1 PRACTICE TOE MUSCLE CONTROL WITH TOE SPLAY

Toe Splay is a foot exercise that allows you to build and gain control over your toe muscles. Muscular power is vital to achieve and maintain balance to avoid falling and accidents while doing your daily activities.

How to do it:

  1. Get a nice and comfy straight-backed chair to sit.
  2. Rest your feet gently on the floor – there should be no pressure.
  3. Try to spread your toes apart and as far from one another as possible. Hold it for at least five (5) seconds.
  4. Do this routine at least ten (10) times. To up this exercise, you can loop a rubber band on each of your toes.

#2 STRENGTHEN TOE MUSCLES WITH TOE CURLS

Strengthening your feet muscles essentially improves your mobility and balance. Toe-curling is a simple yet excellent way to exercise said muscles.

How to do it:

  1. Make yourself comfortable sitting on a straight-back chair.
  2. Lay a cloth or a towel on the floor just in front of the chair.
  3. Rest your foot gently and flat on the towel, so your foot directly rests on top of the short end of the said cloth.
  4. Scrunch your toes, pulling the towel towards you.
  5. Repeat step number 4 five times, each foot at a time. To make it more challenging, put some weight at the far end of the towel or cloth.

woman massaging her feet

#3 STRETCH YOUR FOOT MUSCLES WITH TOE EXTENSION

Are your heels aching? Well, you should probably start this simple exercise of foot muscle stretching. Toe extension allows your foot muscles to relieve strains and pressure, which late causes sores and aching.

How to do it:

  1. Sit comfortably on a chair.
  2. Relax your feet flat on the floor and free of pressure.
  3. Pick up your other foot and place it on your opposite thigh.
  4. Grip your toes with your hand, and then pull them up towards the ankle. You should feel a stretching between your sole and your heel cord.
  5. Use your free hand to massage the arch of your foot as you do the stretching. Hold it for about ten (10) seconds. 
  6. Repeat the process at least ten (10) times for each foot.

#4 BOOST FEET MOBILITY WITH THIS THREE-PART EXERCISE

Toe raise, point, and curl exercise relieve stiff toes and foot muscles. When you feel like your feet seem to be a little bit rigid, doing this trick gets your feet alive and moving.

How to do it:

  1. Sit on a straight-backed chair comfortably, resting your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Raise your heels while keeping your toes flat on the floor. Lift your heels higher still until the tips of the toes and the balls of your feet are the only ones touching the floor. Hold the position for at least five (5) seconds.
  3. Point your toes downward until only your big and pinky toes are touching the floor. Hold the position for at least five (5) seconds.
  4. Keep your heel off the floor and roll your toes under. The tops of your toes should touch the surface. Hold the position for at least five (5) seconds.
  5. Repeat each process at least ten (10) times.

foot against the ash-gray sand

#5 RELIEVE FOOT STRESS WITH TENNIS BALL ROLL

Another fun way of relieving your feet from stress and annoying pain is doing the Tennis Ball Roll feet exercise. Again, this feet workout so simple – all you need is nice, hard tennis or any ball about the same size.

How to do it: 

  1. Get yourself a pleasant and comfortable straight-backed chair to sit in.
  2. Put a tennis ball on the surface in front of you.
  3. Place your foot atop the ball and start rolling it around. You should have a massage-like feel on the soles of your feet.
  4. Do the roll for at least two (2) minutes on each foot.
  5. You can increase or decrease the pressure whenever you deem it necessary.

#6 MASSAGE FOOT NERVES THROUGH SAND WALKING

Walking in the sand can be more challenging than walking on sturdy trails, making it an excellent workout for your feet. Going for a short sand walk barefooted allows for strengthening and stretching of the feet muscles and exercise for the calf. The grains of the sand also relax and relieve stress in the nerves of your feet. However, make sure to walk on the beach when it is not too hot as sands get heat up pretty quickly and might burn your skin.

How to do it:

  1. Go to a beach.
  2. Take off your footwear and socks.
  3. Go for a nice walk.