DIY Friday: Happy Toes Make for a Happy Everything Else

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*Do it yourself! Every Friday we do a roundup of great posts, videos, or other resources around a theme that help people to turn their bodies from cranky to happy.*

3947194052_38776fe93c_bIn the last couple of weeks my love affair with toes has become apparent. I got into it in The Most Important Joints article, as well as the 5 Keys to Age-Proofing (and Reverse Aging) Your Body But really, it's hard to think of another place in the body that if you work on it everything else literally improves dramatically. Having mobile, capable toes is your key to gorgeous spinal mobility and springy, youthful knees and hips. Those little guys even affect your head carriage and how much poise you naturally possess.

And so if that sounds intriguing to you, here are a couple of ways to make your toes happier. These are great pre-workout (or hiking) moves to get your Jedi nature all ready to go...

(yep, this week it's just me, we'll get back to our round up model again though):

First up, a quick and easy way to get all that fascia, and those tendons and ligaments in the feet nice and juicy:

Next up, make your feet super geniuses with toe isolations. So that you can move like a ninja. Or Jedi. Or whatever:

 

photo by nhanusek