You walk on them, stand on them, and squeeze them into shoes — not to mention the beating you give them when you work out. Do these moves three times a week to stretch, strengthen, and rejuvenate stressed feet.
To Massage: Place fingers under the sole of the foot. Press down wherever you feel extra tension and hold for 10 seconds. Switch sides.
To Strengthen: Sit on the edge of a chair; place a pencil on the floor under your foot. Flex your ankle, lifting everything but your heel. Fan your toes apart and drum toes one at a time over the pencil, starting with your pinkie toe. Grip the pencil with your toes and pick it up; place it back on the floor. Repeat 5 times; switch sides.
To Stretch: Lie on your back with your right foot on the floor. Bend your left leg, keeping hands behind knee. Flex your left foot, slowly pointing it, reaching through your toes, then curl toes into a “fist.” Flex your ankle, slowly uncurl toes. Repeat 5 times; switch sides.
Source: FITNESS Magazine