The last year saw most of us swap our heels for flat shoes and trainers (even slippers!), whilst we worked at home and went for walks in the park.
But wedding days call for gorgeous shoes and many of us want to wear heels. The last thing you want is for your feet to start feeling tired and sore when you’re only part way through the day.
Here are our top 5 exercises to get your feet fit for your wedding day. 10mins day is all it takes. Just pop a note on your bathroom mirror and do your exercises whilst brushing teeth/cleaning face.
Your whole body is impacted by your feet and how you stand. When moving back to high heels and more enclosed shoes after the summer break, some Heel Rocks will help strengthen and stretch.
- Stand with your feet flat on ground, hip-width apart.
- Lift your heels of the ground, so that you are on your toes. Hold for 3 seconds.
- Rock back onto your heels, so that your toes and most of your feet are now off the ground. Hold for three seconds.
- Repeat 10 times.
Zoom away for Tension Release
Many foot pains and niggles come from tension held in your feet. Why not make good use of time and roll a massage ball whilst on your next Zoom call to gently ease tension. Work along the length of the foot, as well as paying specific attention to the balls of the feet. (These carry a lot of the pressure when wearing heels.) Our Rose Quartz Massage Balls are perfect for this!
This rather clever yet simple exercise strengthens numerous foot muscles. Swiftly and with care, drop a towel on the floor, then pick it up with your toes and hold for a second or two. Repeat 10 times, then swap to the other foot.
Work it out and Walk It Out
During lockdown, many of us have been moving a lot less than usual and, just like the rest of our body, this can make our feet unfit. Get out for a daily walk or run. Doesn’t matter what it is, the key is to get moving on your feet.
Walking on Clouds – Getting used to the Height
Wearing your wedding shoes in whilst at home provides several benefits (other than feeling fab whilst packing the dishes away and doing DIY facial in between screen time.) Not only does it help gently shape the shoes and soften the leather, it also helps your calves and feet get used to the height of the heel. If you’re feeling any tension in an area, this gives you an idea of where you need to focus on.