Put Your Right Foot, Put Your Left Foot…..IN!

Stand up straight.

Take a deep breath.

Walk down the hall.

Look down at your feet.

Walk back down the hall.

Are your feet pointed straight?  Probably not.

Walk down the hall again.

Try walking back with your toes pointed straight.

Feels funny?

It does.  It your foot is pointed outward, or inward it is time to correct it.  It’s very simple, and annoyingly time consuming.  Every time you can, look down and make sure when you walk that your toes are forward.  This may mean that you feel like you are walking pigeon toed for a month or just the opposite, but it does work.  You just have to keep at it.

My friend calls this “loose ass syndrome”.  Which succinctly means that your glutes and attachments are just a little too flabby.  Squats are your friend.  I have an app on my phone called “Squats” (imagine that) it is by Rittr Labs and its free.  They also have other apps, but I find this is a good one.  Just put it on your phone and you will have a personal trainer there to help you!

You will find it takes about a month to get a natural gait with your new and improved gait and posture….Squat on my friend!

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About Debbie Forbes, LMT, CPT

Debbie has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (FL LMT MA16310) for over 18 years. Originally from the Chicago area, she moved to St. Pete in 1986. Her specialties are deep tissue, Lomi Lomi, Thai Yoga massage and Stress Therapy massage. She has traveled to Hawaii, the Bahamas, Mexico and various other places to study bodywork and allied modalities. She takes from her many years of experience and multitudes of classes to structure a massage based on your needs. Debbie is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher. She believes that Integrative Systems, such as, Yoga, Massage and Personal Movement have been developed to guide us in this journey. An avid cyclist, Debbie travels around the country doing century and double century rides. She is a reluctant triathlete, cross fitter, occasional doughnut eater and is a USA Triathlon Official in her spare time.

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