The Anodyne Journal

Foot Stretches to Counteract High Heels

Posted by Will Knight on Sep 23, 2016 4:47:54 PM

Do you wear high heels? If so, the stretches below are mandatory on a daily basis. Your feet and body will thank you later.

  1. Instrinsic Muscles Stretch

Prevents: Hammer toes, bunions, neuromas, and stress fractures.

Slip the fingers of your opposite hand in between your toes, as if you were to “shake hands” with your foot. Use fingers 2-5 to do this and leave your thumb out. By just holding your toes in this position, you will be stretching the muscles in between the long bones (metatarsals) of your foot. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Then pull the toes down so you stretch the top of the toes and foot. Hold the toes in this position for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times.

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Topics: General, Foot Care, Diabetic Footwear

The Effects of Sitting All Day

Posted by Will Knight on Apr 28, 2016 9:53:26 AM

How often do you sit during the day?  Think about it.  5 hours? 10 hours? 15 hours?

We are a very sedentary society.  We spend our time sitting in chairs, on the couch, in cars, at our desks.  In fact, the average American spends 50-70% of their day sitting.  That’s up to 16 hours a day…sitting.

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Topics: General, Diabetic Health

5 Step Foot Massage

Posted by Billy Kanter on Apr 12, 2016 8:55:11 AM

Knowing how to receive a foot massage doesn’t take much. However, knowing how to give a good foot massage takes a little bit of skill. While we all probably prefer to receive the massage, as they say, “you have to give to get.”

Here are 5 easy steps for giving the best foot massage –

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Topics: General, Foot Care

3 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Success

Posted by Will Knight on Dec 31, 2015 11:00:00 PM

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is over already. Every year, I’m more amazed at how fast the time has flown by. It’s a fact, the older we get, the quicker the time goes by. It also can leave us scrambling to stay on track when it comes to goals and resolutions that we set for the calendar year. What were your New Year’s resolutions for 2015? If you’re like most Americans, it had something to do with eating healthier, exercising more, and losing weight.

If you managed to stay on track – congratulations to you! However, sticking to a new habit can be tough. For many people, the real work starts a few weeks after the holidays, as your initial motivation wears off and life returns to its normal pace. Most of us find it a bit difficult to keep our goals in focus and our motivation strong after the holidays subside and we return to a normal schedule. Sticking to a new habit is certainly one of the toughest things we can do, and the real work starts a few weeks after the holidays. Hey, if it was easy, everyone would do it.

It may not be easy, but it is certainly possible to make healthy changes that you can stick to. So, set yourself up for a successful 2016. To be realized, your goals should be specific, and most importantly, realistic.

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Topics: General