5-Minute Fitness: Go Footloose!

Energize your feet and toes to move more and feel better with this easy top-of-foot stretch.

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Energize your feet and toes to move more and feel better, says Move Your DNA author Katy Bowman, who recommends this portable move:

Top of Foot Stretch

1 Stand barefoot near stable surface for balance if needed.

2 Reach foot behind body and tuck toes under as shown. Keep torso upright. (Don’t move pelvis or upper body forward.)

3 Hold 30 to 60 seconds.

4 Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with other foot.

Do 2-3 sets 4-5 times throughout the day.

Modifications: If foot cramps occur, repeat stretches more often but hold for less time, reduce distance of reach behind body, or perform while seated.

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