As good as they look, high heels are not really a natural way for the feet to walk. This causes extra stress on the ankles and legs in the long term, so keeping shape is important to minimize the risk of possible issues and to feel as comfortable as possible when wearing high heels.
High heels exercises to keep you in shape
Good thing is you can do some of these high heels exerceises while you’re sitting in your chair in the office. Like the ankle twists for example. Draw a full circle in the air with your foot by rotating your ankle. 20 seconds in each direction every now and then would relax your ankes and give your muscles some extra strenght in the long term.
Next up are the calf stretches. Basically put your toes on the wall or something and keep your heel (body heel, not the shoe) on the floor. Then put a little of your weight on the toes and you will feel your calf stretching. Hold for 15 seconds and repeat a few times.
Our high heels exercises continue with the classic calf raises. Put your toes on a step and raise up on them then go down as further as possible. Repeat 15 times and do three sets. Then do the same with the other leg.
Now for something more challenging. Do three sets of 20 squats. Keep your feed apart and a little wider than the shoulders. While squatting keep your knees behind the line of the toes.
Next take a seat and raise one leg a couple of inches of the floor. Then proceed to straighten it by extending from the knee and slowly return it to the original position a couple of inches from the floor. Repeat three sets of 20 and do the same for the other leg.
Find a tennis ball or something similar. Place it on the floor and roll your bare foor on the ball for a few minutes. Then to the same for the other foot.
Lay on your back and bend your right knee. Then pull it over your left foot with your left hand while keeping the upper part of the body flat and straight. Repeat a few times and do the same with the other leg. You should feel your lower back more relaxed.
And for a finale of our high heels exercises a classic one. The hip raises where you lay on your back, bend the knees keeping your feed on the floor and raise your hip. Three sets fo 20 reps and a mintue rest.
Do these high heels exercises and you will feel great on your feet for a long time. Have other ones you wish to share? Do so in the comments.