Help me help my feet
April 16, 2012 5:04 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for your personal recommendations for stretching and/or yoga routines to help make an unconditioned body more comfortable with too much walking.
posted by bleep to health & fitness (10 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I have to walk about a mile each way to and from the train station, which may not seem like a lot but my feet and legs are terribly unhappy about this development (they've always been more sensitive than others). Perhaps stretching before will make them hate me less? They really hurt, and it's not the good kind of hurt.
In my googling, they expect you to stretch after having walked for 5 minutes. But in reality, let's say I have about 5 minutes pre-walk preparation time, then I walk for 15 minutes, then I get on the train. What's the best way for me to prepare in this scenario?
PS. I saw the earlier questions about comfortable shoes for walking commute which I will take care of, and maybe a visit to a podiatrist or a massage therapist or some fancy insoles would be really nice, but right now these things compose #s 34-38 on my "Hot 100 list of Very Important Things I Must Have Right Now that Cost $100".