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Foot Exercises Every Runner Should Be Doing

You log your miles, and if you remember, squeeze in a quick post-run leg stretch. But the one area that many runners neglect is our feet.

The feet take an awful lot of pounding day after day from running, walking, strength training and intervals. It’s no wonder that when we finally sit down for a pedicure, we let out a big sigh of relief when the foot massage happens. Feet need TLC. They need stretching and self-massage daily to relieve the pressure put on them daily.

Bill Boland, Alignment Guru, Founder and Creator of Body​fix Method™ knows how important the health of feet are to runners. If feet begin to hurt, performance may suffer. In order to keep you in tip-top shape, Boland shares a few foot exercises. Do these moves every day for 30 days and then every other day after that.

Fara Rosenzweig

Fara Rosenzweig

Fara Rosenzweig is a writer, editor, and certified personal trainer. She got her first taste of the gym at age 14 and fell in love with the fitness crowd. After suffering a back injury her freshman year of college, she had to set her ballet slippers aside and rehab her back. That’s when she found her passion for teaching fitness and helping others challenge themselves. Her senior year of college she ran in her first 5K and traded her ballet slippers for the latest (and brightest) pair of running shoes. Fara loves talking health, sports and fitness with any one and everyone. Her love for storytelling earned her an Emmy Award and has been seen in many other publications, such as Refinery29,, MyFitnessPal and Health.