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As you know, stomach crunches can strengthen your abdominal muscles, right?
Well, toe crunches can do the same for your feet, making your toes stronger and better able to withstand several hours in high-heeled shoes.
Toe crunches help strengthen and define many of the muscles on the bottom of the foot, the ones that support the foot in a high heel shoe. I’m a big fan of toe crunches, because they help with so many foot problems, including fallen arches. — Dr. Timothy Charlton
Assistant professor of orthopedics, USC Keck School of Medicine
How To Do Toe Crunches
1. Place a pillowcase on the floor.
2. Put your foot at the end closest to you, then “pull” the pillowcase toward you by curling your toes. Unflex your toes, and repeat.
3. Slowly draw the entire pillow case toward you, using only your toe “crunches.”
More great information for high heel wearers in “Fitness For Your Feet” .
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