Running and Wall-Sits!
My reason for choosing running this month is because after running the 5k in Florida I felt I could improve my running. I enjoy running on grass, trails, and sand. I try to avoid cement and pavement because of the impact it has on major joints such as your knees. Especially with consistent cement running, the impact will add up over time.
Wall-sits are my least favorite Egoscue move, but I love doing them because of the challenge and benefits they bring. Wall-sits help strengthen and align hips, knees, and ankles. Wall-sit tips: Back pressed flat against the wall. When sitting legs are at a 90 degree angle, like you’re sitting on an invisible bench (Make sure knees don’t go over your toes). Make sure most of your weight is on your heels and not your toes. If you find this challenging, slowly build your way up to 2 minutes.
THIS HEALTH TIP WAS POSTED IN THE JULY 2013 ISSUE OF “THE COCONUT WIRE” E-NEWSLETTER