Must do exercises for people who wear high heels

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As my life has been transitioning from gym to office in the past two years, many things have changed.  First off, I no longer teach 20-26 hours of classes a week.  I love teaching class-everything from Bootcamp to Pilates, but travel and writing has taken me behind the computer.

That said, I find myself in dressier clothes from high heels to high heeled boots and my feet, knees and back are starting to argue over the footwear change.  That's why I want to share my secrets to pain free feet and help all those other women wearing heels continue to look great and walk tall.  Here are a few must "do's" for those loving their "Manolo's" and "Jimmy Choo's".

Must do exercises:
1) Heel Walks
Each morning from bed to bathroom and back, walk with your toes lifted off the ground.

2) Golf or Tennis Ball
Each morning or evening stand on leg and roll the other foot over the golf or tennis ball for 30-60 seconds massaging the tissue under the ball of the foot.

3) Toe Pulls
While laying in bed, extend your legs straight and pull your toes toward your shins for 30 reps.

Simple movements can mean big results.  Try these exercises for two weeks everyday and see if you don't notice a BIG difference in your posture and cat walk.

Learn more about foot pain from this video with Dr. Tammy, Podiatrist

Andrea Metcalf is a healthy lifestyle spokesperson and author of Naked Fitness.

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