Heels are sexy and can make any woman feel confident. Whether they’re stilettos, boots, or sandals, you just can’t get enough. These shoes can wreak havoc on your feet though, especially if you wear them often. Counteract the damage with these five exercises that are designed specifically for women who love high heels. They’ll keep your feet and leg muscles strong.
Lie down on your yoga mat with your feet down. Lift your knees without moving your feet. Slowly raise your hips until you’re at a 90-degree angle from the floor. Hold, then drop. It’s recommended you do this up to 20 times, which is one rep. Gradually move up to three reps.
Stand on your yoga mat. Lift one leg and place it against your other knee. Keep the other leg straight. Place your hands in the namaste position and raise your arms above your head. Hold for a few seconds and then repeat with the other leg.
Stand on your yoga mat for ankle circles, too. Lift one leg, bending it until it reaches your hip. Gently rotate your foot in a circular motion. Repeat this up to five times and then repeat it with the other leg five times.
Start in the plank pose on your yoga mat. Lean forward so your body is at a nearly 90-degree angle. Try to put your heels as close to the ground as you can. Hold between 30 to 60 seconds and then release.
Standing on your yoga mat, position yourself towards a wall. Move one foot against the wall, but don’t lift your foot. Push your knee and your hands against the wall. Do this for up to two seconds, which counts as a single rep. Then switch. Go for 16 reps total.