Personal Trainer Amanda Neumiller counsels you to:
Keep Your Feet Happy
In the course of everyday life, you ask a lot of your feet – so, keep them happy! Basic foot and joint health starts by wearing the correct footwear. Shoes that are worn out or lack support can result in many adverse effects. Buying shoes for their “look” may not give you enough stability. For sports, the correct footwear can provide a foundation for the overall performance of the muscles you rely on for those key repetitive activities.
Nike, Rebook, Adidas, Asics, Saucony, Brooks, New Balance...
When it comes to footwear for working out, there are many to choose from; each brand offers different styles, colors and types of support. It ca be overwhelming!
To help you decide, you need to consider if:
Stop Judging Yourself
In a world of outrageous expectations, we are our own harshest critics. We force ourselves to think we should look like that person on the magazine cover, or run as (seemingly) effortlessly as this person next to us on the treadmill, or maybe be as flexible as someone else a few yoga mats away, with his or her foot wrapped around his or her head!
Stop comparing and judging yourself! We are all made to be different.
When we turn our focus to loving ourselves, health and fitness come more easily! Instead of trying to achieve a “Perfect Body” image, we should encourage ourselves and those around us to achieve a “Healthy Body” image. And then approach working out as something we do not because we HATE our bodies, but because we LOVE them!
Meet Amanda at the Washington Avenue club, or read more about her here.