Stand On Your Own Two Feet

lower body Dec 05, 2015

Have you ever paid attention to the way you're standing while waiting for the subway to arrive or the dog to finish sniffing the yard? If you have, then you've noticed that most of us carry our body weight more on one foot than the other. We repetitively stand (in my case) on the left leg, and the right leg rests without much weight a bit to the side.

Due to the fact that I've been doing this for 30 something years now, my left foot is bigger, and my left leg is generally stronger. My right foot has a slight bunion and a fallen arch. Because I haven't been putting weight on it, hence neglected it for many years. How mean of me!

Now of course, my job allows me to have an array of exercises at my disposal that can correct that. But I'm a busy lady, and I always love saving time.

So, additionally to doing a few great foot strengthening exercises, I will try to make it a habit to stand on both of my feet, and distribute my body weight evenly between the two.

Should I get tired after a while (believe it or not, this does make our muscles tired), I will try to catch myself, when I habitually shift the weight onto my strong left leg, and will try to switch to my right leg instead.

Make a mental note at work, or waiting at the grocery store to keep balanced.

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