Do you suffer from pain, neuropathy, poor balance and other common foot ailments?
According to AARP, there are many simple measures you can take to fix some of these pesky pedal problems. Here’s a link to the full article https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2019/common-feet-problems-solutions.html
Here are two solutions they offer to help feet, both of which can be found in a Nia class.
1. Get on your feet
The more you sit, the more you deactivate your glute muscles — and proper foot function requires strong glutes, hips and abs, Splichal says. Exercises like hip bridges and planks encourage not only tummy work and hip extension (counterposes for sitting), but also help you practice getting up and down from the floor — something research has correlated with longevity.
2. Go barefoot
The nerves on the bottom of your feet are even more receptive than those on your hands — but stuffing your feet into shoes all day deprives them of the sensory stimulation they need to help your body move. Barefoot exercise such as Nia, yoga and Pilates, and walking around barefoot at home, can help.
Come try a Nia class. We move, safetly and barefooted to fun music. Try a free class at the Gloucester Senior center on Mondays at 1pm. Other classes around Cape Ann, see info below.
Songs of Summer/Nia with Linda
Come experience the fun of moving safely to and singing along with all the great summer hits! Artists including the Beach Boys, Seals and Crofts, Alan Jackson. Songs like Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Summertime Blues, Help Me Rhonda, Love that Dirty Water and more. Come join us for a Nia beach party but leave the sand at home.
Want to try Nia with Linda?
Free, weekly class at Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm
Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am. Free to members
MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St. Class on Thursday at 10:15am $5 seniors, $10 others
You may find MAGMA by either entering the building on the Pleasant St. side or via the Main St. entrance. The elevator is accessed by the Main St. door. Walk to the rear of the arcade and take the elevator to 5th floor and walk through the gymnastics space.
What is Nia
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.
Hope to see you and your feet soon!