Let’s talk about our feet! Our feet? YES! Our feet. :)
Although pretty much ignored, they’re kinda important. In fact, they are, of course, literally (!) the foundation of our entire body. And, we only get one pair that needs to last our whole life so…
Get this: Over 25% of our bones are found in our feet. And, did you know that each foot endures over 100,000 (!!) pounds of pressure with every mile we walk? Yep.
And, know this: We evolved for millions (!) of years without shoes and our feet took care of business. Like many other fundamental aspects of our humanity (see: Nutrition, Movement, Sleep, etc.), it was only with the introduction of machines over the last couple hundred years following the Industrial Revolution that things radically changed. Specifically, everyone went from being barefoot or wearing moccasins or sandles to wearing big ol’ overprotecting shoes.
Why should we care? Because a bunch of our biomechanical issues—from sore knees and hips and lower backs—can be traced back to sub-optimal feet. Enter: Fix Your Feet.
I read this book as part of my Phil Maffetone binge in which I read five of his books in a week. (Laughing. With joy.)
Maffetone talks about feet in most of his books but I wanted to go deep with this quick-reading little book to make sure I didn’t miss anything and then use this Note as a quick way to share the most practical Ideas you can apply to your life TODAY. (Get the book .)
So, here we are. Let’s jump in! (With both feet, of course. ;)
Oh, btw. At his peak, Outside magazine said triathlete Mark Allen was the fittest man on the planet. Maffetone was his coach. He says: “This book could put to rest many of the aches and pains that you thought were just normal.”