Last night I was surfing Pinterest and I came over a pin about feet posture, I went on YouTube and did some research on how to correct a bad posture as I did have such issues, as it made whatever shoe I wore, especially low cuts, look awkward.
Plus my shoes pretty much wear out fast in general because of how the weight of my body is unevenly distributed throughout my feet.
This morning as I stood in front of the mirror practicing what I had learned wearing a simple bikers shorts and a gym bra so I could properly see my form and how it affects the total visuals of my legs, I looked up at my hips and I saw something quite startling.
As I adjusted my feet and took a proper stance though uncomfortable as I was already so used to the bad posture, my hip dips visually decreased by nothing less than a 60%! I was astonished, I knew from my findings yesterday of how the feet could affect the alignment of the hips but I had never foreseen it adjusting something like a hip dip which we women spend hours in the gym trying to correct by weight lifting!
Another mind-boggling realization is seeing women put heavy strains on their body using weights in an effort to rid themselves of hip dips when in general, their body must have just been misaligned, imagine the long term consequences of such exercise?!
Feet misalignment is also known as excess ankle pronation (or flat feet) it affects the majority of the population in the modern world, I guess this explains why we have higher rates of women with hip dips in our modern times. I’ve always known that there was something wrong with my feet alignment but up until yesterday, I never knew what it was.
An excess pronation can affect the ankle, knee, hips, and eventually, the back as excess weight is being added to the body.
With this, I have to say to some degree that every fitness enthusiast should create the time to learn about how the body functions and how it’s built or will, in turn, end up putting a band-aid on a cracked wall.
There are a lot of body “imperfections” that are really just a result of bad posture, but the sad truth is that most people aren’t interested in finding out the underlying cause of the problem, they are more interested in the symptoms so they either prefer to waste thousands of dollars on a plastic surgeon or hit the gym naively with the hopes of “fixing” their bodies.
When it comes to bad feet, there are still other factors that influence the overall appearance of your legs and body in the long run. Some of them are footwear choices.
People who tend to be free of hip dips and have the perfect figure, often have a perfect feet balance with the wight of their body evenly distributed between their heels, big toes, and the smallest toes.
However, the good news is that foot misalignment can be corrected even at home. if it wasn’t, I’d probably be sobbing right now.
I’d have to dedicate another blog post to discuss what exercises you need to do to correct this problem and bring out the best version of your legs!
So till then, have mercy on your legs would ya?
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