As we begin to head into 90 degree temperatures here in Arizona, I know that I, for one, am pulling out the ol’ flip flops to try to counteract the soaring temperatures. Because of the flip flop’s loose, thin, barely-there design, your toes are constantly gripping your flip flops to keep them from sliding off. That action of the toes constantly gripping the flip flops puts lots of tension on those small muscles on the top of your foot—the toe extensors. To help alleviate the strain on these muscles, try this simple stretch.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Lift your right foot off the floor. Curl the toes and place foot back down on the floor with the top of the foot touching the floor, as pictured here (excuse the crazy socks):
Try to keep your foot relaxed. Bend the foot back over your toes until a stretch is felt along the top of the foot. Hold the stretch for 20 – 30 seconds. Then repeat with your opposite foot. Then, go out and enjoy all the beauty that our God has created in this glorious climate!