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Advanced workout you can do with a Foot or Ankle Injury. “Hurt Foot Fitness!”

Here’s an advanced exercise video you can do with a hurt foot or Ankle Injury. Learn How To Stay in Great Shape with a Foot or Ankle Injury with my Full “Hurt Foot Fitness” Program here. 

Advanced Hurt Foot or Ankle Injury Workout

Advanced Hurt Foot or Ankle Injury Workout

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Join me for one of my hardest “hurt foot workout” videos on Youtube! This video works your entire body without putting any pressure on your feet or ankles. Is non-weight bearing and works all of your muscles while getting your heart rate up and helping you break a sweat!

Having a foot or Ankle Injury is challenging in every way. But don’t worry, I’m here to help you stay positive and fit as you recover. I’ve been there and know how hard injury can be, but I believe in you and know you can heal quickly by being smart, staying positive, and finding your strong. Ready to get started? Press play and join me!

Advanced Hurt Foot Workout You Can Do With A Foot Or Ankle Injury

Find more “Hurt Foot or Ankle Workouts” I have put together an online series of body weight workout routines with exercises that are safe to do while recovering from a foot or Ankle Injury. You can mix and match the workout videos into your weekly fitness schedule to maintain muscle mass and stay in shape while recovering from an injury. For more Hurt Foot or Ankle Injury Workout Videos, Check out this playlist. 

BONUS if you want to boost your mood, connect to other hurt foot YouTube subscribers by posting on the Hurt Foot or Ankle Injury workout video comment walls and making friends who can empathize with what you are going through. It’s a great way to find a community of positive people to relate to and help you through this tough time.

Strength training is one of the safest and most effective ways you can exercise with a foot or Ankle Injury. Getting creative in with non weight bearing strength workouts is fun and challenging! I hope this video served you in feeling your very best. Let me know how you feel in the comments below!

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ALWAYS check with your doctor before starting this or any exercise routine.

I hope this video serves you in feeling your very best and staying in great shape while you recover from a foot or Ankle Injury. If you need even more support, I have a FULL guide to staying fit, healthy, and positive with a foot or Ankle Injury. Check it out and stay in great shape with me here:

 
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I can’t wait to hear what you think of this advanced Hurt Foot or Ankle Injury workout in the comments below. Stay strong and keep smiling my friend, I am cheering for you.

Caroline

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How To Stay In Great Shape With A Foot Or Ankle Injury.

Learn how to stay in great shape with a foot or ankle injury with this full fitness program to keep you strong, lean, and toned.

Stay in Great Shape With A Foot or Ankle Injury

Stay in Great Shape With A Foot or Ankle Injury

Stay in great shape with a foot or ankle injury! Check out my Full “Hurt Foot Fitness” Program here.  Which includes curated video playlists full of awesome hurt foot workouts and more to help you stay fit and positive while you heal. 

Hurt Foot Fitness Program For Total Body Success

Go To Guide for Keeping Your Body and Mind Fit While Healing A Foot or Lower Leg Injury.

Hello my friend,

I’m so happy we’ve found each other online. No injury is a good injury… but foot injuries? They are pretty brutal aren’t they? The healing process is long and often an emotional roller coaster of ups and downs; good and bad days. If you are struggling with an injury right now I want you to know: you are not alone. I know how you feel and my heart goes out to you!

I’ve been in your shoes (and your boot). I’ve felt the sadness, fear, anxiety, depression, isolation, frustration, regret, anger, physical and emotional upset of dealing with a foot injury. I’ve felt it all.

I remember believing that I’d never be truly fit if I couldn’t run or jump. That being sidelined with a hurt foot meant I wouldn’t be able to do hard workouts. I worried I would get super out of shape and all of my muscles would deteriorate. I thought I would go crazy without running as a stress reliever.  I thought my life as a fit, active, healthy person was over.

But through recovering from my foot injury, I surprised myself and proved all of those fearful thoughts wrong. I found ways to stay challenged, strong, healthy, and sane. Now I want to share these positive exercises with others to ease the injury recovery process and help people stay fit (and sane) through the journey towards full health.  

Getting hurt sucks. I know it. But whatever happened has happened and now it’s up to you to make the best of it. Every day is a choice, and injury or not, you can choose to rise up to the challenge and live a strong, positive life. I did it and I believe you can do it too.

Injury is an opportunity to strengthen your physical, mental, and spiritual fitness.  If you are working through a foot or lower leg injury right now, I am here to support you. Are you ready to take this injury as an opportunity to learn and grow stronger? Then this Hurt Foot Fitness Program is for you.

I have helped people all over the world stay in shape while recovering from foot and lower leg injuries. I am here to use my expertise and experience to give you guidance, hope, strength, and light during the frustrating process of being sidelined from the active life you love. This comprehensive guide was created to help you take a proactive approach to healing and stay fit, focused, and positive while you recover.

Here’s what my Hurt Foot Fitness Program clients have to say:

Hurt Foot Fitness Program Client Testimonials

“Aloha from Maui Caroline! I just want to thank you so much for your positive attitude. You have helped me get through such a rough time. Since Sept. my Father was in and out of hospital sick and passed away March 28th. Meanwhile I had broke my foot and had surgery in Jan. I was on crutches for 2 months and just got out of my boot this past Monday. Your ‘Hurt Foot Fitness Program’ got me through it without going crazy from not being able to exercise. I’m an avid runner and spinner so it took everything for me to not go crazy. I start PT on Monday and looking forward to getting my life back. Thanks again for ALL your positiveness from the bottom of my heart.” – Lauren, Maui, Hawaii

“Hi Caroline, My name is Bob Mayer, and I live in northern Wisconsin.  I’ve never so much as commented on a YouTube video before, but I needed to go out of my way to thank you for providing the broken foot workouts. I’m a triathlete, half-marathon runner, cross country skier, basketball player, and (aspiring) weightlifter.  So, having a broken foot really upends my lifestyle.  I’m appreciative that folks like you are willing to put some time into people like me that have a frustrating injury. Again, thanks!  Keep up the good work. Best, Bob” – Bob Mayer, Wisconsin

“Two broken metatarsals and unfortunately a non union fracture meant that your work outs were all that kept me sane for 9 months. I am complete convert to your anything is better than nothing mantra. THANK YOU”

“Hi, Caroline! I just wanted to say thank you, really! I sprained my ankle for the first time in life, 5 months ago and it was horrible! It happened after training and I was so depressed about it and felt so helpless not able to move for almost 2 weeks and then having pain and not training at all. I was so happy to find your Hurt Foot Fitness Program and your YouTube videos have been so helpful ! Thank you for your advices, positive energy and help in such hard time. You rock! Keep on your great work! Looking forward to more videos from you! Have a great summer, Trisha” Trisha, Denmark

“Caroline, I just want to thank you SO much not only for your Hurt Foot Fitness Program and YouTube workouts for a broken foot, but for your AWESOME attitude and positive energy!! I have really been lifted up by your validation and empowering dialogue. Seriously, it is a hard thing to recover from an injury and have my usual cardio addiction at a standstill. Your workouts were my turning point from feeling completely depressed and victimized by my injury–to feeling optimistic and empowered that there IS something I can do to stay fit and positive. Your quote, “The only disability is a bad attitude” is like my new life motto!! I can’t tell you how much I needed that! And I can tell I’m healing faster with working out too. Thank you so much for your amazing work!! It’s making a huge difference for me!! ” Elsie Madison, California

“I just wanted to thank you for your Hurt Foot Fitness Program! I run around 5/6 miles a day pushing my two daughters in their running buggy but two weeks ago  I badly sprained my ankle going down a slide with my eldest 😖 your workouts have saved me from going insane and helped me maintain the body I’ve worked hard for after having my youngest daughter 4 months ago! I think you’re totally fabulous and love your work. Xx” – Chloe Rake Leeds England

“Thank You for Your Hurt Foot Fitness Program, I injured my ankle 3 weeks ago at jogging. and have to wear ankle brace…I was looking for some guidance on how to work out and found You. I am working out with Hurt Foot Fitness Program and I love all the workouts. All workouts are very positive and I am trying to do my best. I always thought, that all my body-workouts were good enough, but after first of Your workouts, I was like dead…and day after -> hurting in my core….couldn’t laugh how it was hurting   wow. That was great feeling. It is going better and better with every workout. Want to start with jogging in July and then I will have to look at Your Youtube channel for warming up and cooling down workouts before and after jogging. Hope You have some. I like your meditation videos too, I always wanted to start it and didn’t know how to meditate. Thank You for Your positive way, it is nice to listen to You   Many greetings from Germany” Michaela Heimlich

“Your Hurt Foot Fitness Program was a lifesaver for me! I really appreciate your kindness and encouragement too! You are so right when you say that you can even use these exercises after the injury has healed! It is a great core workout! Thank you!”

Are you ready to be a Hurt Foot Fitness success story? Join our community online and off of positive people staying fit and strong while overcoming an injury challenge.

I created this Hurt Foot Fitness Program to help you keep your body and mind fit while healing from a hurt foot or lower leg injury. In order to heal properly you must be ready to make the commitment to be good to your body and take a proactive approach to doing everything you can to promote healing. This means making the commitment to follow your doctor’s recommendations, do all of your physical therapy exercises, listen to your body’s needs, eat a nutrient rich diet, invest in healing supplements, rest, and work on keeping your mind in a peaceful place.

Recovering from an injury means focusing your training schedule and fitness goals on healing and coming back stronger. Are you ready to heal your body and get stronger inside and out? If you are ready to commit to be good to yourself, this program will help you keep your body and mind in shape while you recover from an injury and return to 100% health.  

Stay In Shape With A Hurt Foot or Ankle

Stay In Shape With A Hurt Foot or Ankle

In this Hurt Foot Fitness Program you will learn:

  • Exercises and workouts you can safely do to maintain lean muscle mass, strength, fitness, and flexibility.
  • How to put together a weekly Hurt Foot exercise program schedule and routine that fits your personal needs.
  • Nutrition tips and guidelines for how to eat to heal faster and feel better.
  • Tools and resources to help you through the mental challenges of injury
  • How to stay positive and use injury to help you transform into a stronger person inside and out.
  • How to safely return to active living and prevent future injuries.

Expect these Results From my Hurt Foot Fitness Program:

  • Coaching, support and guidance to help you learn how to take care of yourself through the recovery process.
  • Fresh ideas for exercises and workouts you can use to help maintain physical and mental fitness
  • Guidance on structuring a weekly workout schedule
  • Customized Hurt Foot Workout fitness resources
  • Motivation and inspiration to keep you strong while you heal. Coaching on how to keep your mindset and attitude positive and turn any challenge into an opportunity for powerful personal growth.

Hurt Foot Guidebook Table of Contents:

  1. Workouts and exercises to help you maintain your physical fitness while recovering from a foot or lower leg injury
  2. Samples of Hurt Foot Weekly Workout Programs
  3. Foods and Supplements to Speed Healing From a Bone Break or Injury.
  4. How To Stay Positive (and not lose your mind) when Recovering from a foot or lower leg injury
  5. Stress and Mindfulness Resources.
  6. Getting back into the Game of Active Living. Training Suggestions for a Safe Return to Exercise.  
  7. Conclusion and Thank you

Having a foot or ankle injury is challenging in every way. But don’t worry, I’m here to help you stay positive and fit as you recover. I’ve been there and know how hard injury can be, but I believe in you and know you can heal quickly by being smart, staying positive, and finding your strong. Ready to get started? Buy my Hurt Foot Fitness Program and let’s keep you in great shape while you recover from a foot or ankle injury.

Buy My Program and Stay In Great Shape With A Foot or Ankle Injury! Purchase link below.  


Buy My Program and Stay In Great Shape With A Foot Or Ankle Injury

 

I can’t wait to share this fabulously fit program with you and help you stay in great shape while you recover from a foot or ankle injury!  I know how incredibly frustrating and challenging dealing with an injury can be. It helps to stay positive, patient, and focus on the steps you can take right now to move forward. I hope this Hurt Foot Guidebook offers you tools, resources, comfort, and support through this difficult time. It is important that you recognize that you can choose how you react to your situation. Simply by investing in this guidebook and making a commitment to your health, you are choosing to react to a challenging situation with strength. I am proud of you and I want you to know : YOUR BODY WILL HEAL. You will come back from this injury stronger and with more appreciation for the active life you love.

Stay strong and stay positive, I am sending healing energy your way.

Caroline

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Feel Better After A Long Work Day With This Quick Exercise

Feel better after a long work day with this quick exercise.

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Feel better after a long work day

You stayed late in the office (again) and your feet drag as you move through your front door. The day was a blur of  non-stop projects, meetings, emails, and calls. You hadn’t expected another long work day, but feel positive about all of the progress made on your to-do list. You got so much accomplished! Except now your head hurts. And your body feels like it got hit by a truck.

Before you grab a glass of wine and turn on “The Bachelor”, try this quick exercise to help your body and mind feel better. This technique will help restore your energy and soothe tension in your feet, ankles, calves, hamstrings, hips, and lower back. Heck, it might even help you get rid of that headache. All it takes is a few minutes of self-care to feel better fast.

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This exercise is commonly called “foot rolling” or foam rolling. To perform this exercise you will need one yoga tune up therapy ball or a tennis ball. A yoga tune up therapy ball works best because the grippy, rubber material that the ball is made of sticks to the skin. Especially welcome after a long work day, this exercise can be done any time, and almost anywhere. If you are free to take your shoes off when you sit at work, you can even keep a yoga tune up therapy ball under your desk and do impromptu rolling sessions while in the office.

Why does it work?

When you massage the soles of your feet, you loosen the starting point of a network of connective tissue that runs all the way up your back body to the crown of your head. Believe it or not, massaging your feet can loosen your calves, ankles, hips, lower back, and hamstrings. Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists posted a fascinating video from a human dissection showing the entire Superficial Back Line of fascia, connecting from the feet to just above the eyebrows. Watch this video and you will never feel the same about the distance between your head and your toes.

Before you begin this exercise, test your hamstring flexibility: Take your feet hip distance apart, bend your knees slightly, and bring your upper body down into a forward fold (standing hamstring stretch). Press down into your feet, lift your front thighs and straighten your legs. Roll your front upper thighs in, and widen across your hamstrings. Unless you can easily bring your palms to the floor, use yoga blocks (or books or a handy stair), to support your upper body. Make a mental note of how much length or tightness you feel in your hamstrings, hips, and back. Then carefully roll up from your forward bend.

To start: Remove your shoes and socks. Stand by wall or chair to hold on to for balance. Place the yoga tune up therapy ball under one foot and start to roll the sole of your foot over the tennis ball. Experiment with the amount of weight you can put into the ball and still have an intense, yet pleasant sensation. Drape your toes over the tennis ball and massage the backs of your toes. Then work your way down the sole of your foot, all the way back to your heel. Roll along the inner and outer arches. Move slowly and mindfully, only putting as much pressure down onto the ball as you feel comfortable with.

Keep rolling for at least two minutes, thats the minimum amount of time required to make a difference. It helps to set a timer or watch a clock. Once you’ve completely rolled one foot, move to your other foot.

After you’ve rolled both feet, re-test how your body feels by doing a second forward bend. You may be surprised to find that your hamstrings, hips, lower back, and calves feel longer and less tense. I demonstrate this foot rolling exercise sequence in the below video. Press play and follow along as I guide you through a 10 minute foot massage exercise sequence to feel better.

Feel better after a long work day with this quick foot massage exercise video

You know you are doing this exercise properly if afterwards you feel relief, release, ease of movement, or less tension. If you continue to roll your feet consistently, some of the “shock of the new” sensations will go away and it will become a pleasant massage habit you look forward to at the end of a long work day.  Always check with a doctor before starting this or any exercise routine. Listen to your body and if you feel pain stop immediately.

You’ll notice that by simply taking the time to roll out tight, tense foot muscles, you will ease tension in the entire body. This technique can become a healthy habit that can help you end long work days on a positive note. Bookmark this video routine to use while traveling or after long work days so that you can press play quickly and give your body some T.L.C. For more feel good yoga tune up therapy videos, check out this playlist.

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I hope this exercise helps you end long work days in a positive way. Let me know how you feel after trying this foot rolling technique by leaving me a comment below. I am here to help you feel good.

Here’s to working smarter and thriving in life.

Caroline

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Foods and Supplements To Help Heal From a Bone Fracture or Injury

Foods and Supplements to Speed Healing From a Bone Break or Injury.

What are foods and supplements you can take to help speed healing from a bone break or injury? Here are some of the foods and supplements I’ve used to help my body heal.

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As some of you know I fractured my Sesamoid bone in July 2016. When it happened, I had no idea how serious of an injury it was. I thought I’d be back in no time. I was wrong. I later learned that a Sesamoid injury can often be a lifelong struggle for many athletes and active individuals. But recovery IS possible and I am determined to be one of the success stories.

Recovery from a bone break or serious foot injury like the Sesamoid is a long, tortuous process. It is often an emotional roller coaster of ups and downs; good and bad days. Taking a proactive approach to healing has helped me stay positive and focused throughout this challenge. It helps me to know I am doing everything I can to be good to my body and promote healing. This means making sure to follow all of my physical therapy exercises, listen to my body’s needs, eat a nutrient rich diet, invest in healing supplements, rest, and work on keeping my mind in a peaceful place. The mindset piece of injury recovery really is the hardest part – staying positive, patient, and focusing on what you can do to make progress really helps.

I filmed several hurt foot workout videos for my Youtube channel throughout this recovery. These exercise videos are safe to do with a foot, ankle, or toe injury. Creating this content helped me connect to others who are experiencing the similar pain and frustration of injury. Knowing I could contribute in helping someone else through a challenging time lifted my spirits and reading the kind comments below the videos is often the fuel that keeps me moving forward. It’s a full circle – the best exercise for the heart is reaching down and lifting someone else up. I am so grateful for my community online and off who has been my support system throughout this process.

heal from bone injury with these foods

I hope to use all of the valuable experiences I’ve gained from this injury to help others through my work. I feel that the lessons I’ve learned (and continue to learn) can help others who face a painful injury in life. 

If you are struggling with an injury right now I want you to know: you are not alone. I know how you feel and my heart goes out to you! I want to share the foods and supplements that have helped me in healing from bone break injury in hope that my story can help you in some way.  Of course, everyone’s needs are different, so always consult with a doctor / nutritionist before changing your diet or adding supplements. These recommendations are based off my own personal bone break injury recovery experience. I share them with you with the hope that the resources below help you stay positive, make progress, and recover to full health.

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Foods and Supplements to Help Heal From Bone Break or Fracture

Following an anti-inflammatory, high quality, nutrient rich diet is a powerful way to support your body in recovering from a bone break, fracture, or injury. There are also a few specific foods and supplements that can further aid in the process. Here are the foods and supplements I have found to be most effective.

  • Vitamin D. The jury is still out on whether or not vitamin D supplementation actually leads to bone healing after a fracture, but evidence suggests that a vitamin D deficiency often plays a role in broken bones. In that way, vitamin D does play a role in bone healing, at the very least indirectly. If you have a broken bone, getting out in the sun is ideal because getting vitamin D directly from sunlight is really important for bone growth. I did this a lot with my injury in the beginning – I made an effort to go out by the pool and get sunshine! During the wintertime, investing in a Sun Therapy Lamp can help in healing (and seasonal depression).  You can also take 5,000 IUs of vitamin D twice a day for three months to help heal broken bones fast.
  • Calcium. Calcium is an essential structural component of the skeleton, which makes it vital for both health and bone healing. That’s why a calcium deficiency can contribute to broken bones — and why eating more calcium rich foods can aid bone healing naturally. You can get calcium from green leafy foods like spinach, broccoli, kale, arugula, and raw fermented dairy products. In addition to eating calcium rich foods, I like to take a calcium supplement to ensure I’m getting enough. 
  • Magnesium. In order for your body to even use calcium, you also have to have magnesium because research shows magnesium and calcium metabolism are closely related. Eat magnesium rich foods like green leafy vegetables, Flaxseeds, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds, Grass-fed beef, Swiss chard, Almonds, Avocados, and Black beans. You can also add a magnesium supplement, I take the Source naturals magnesium daily. 
  • Vitamin C. Many studies tout the benefits of vitamin C on bone healing. Eat foods rich in vitamin C like vegetable juices, orange juice, true oranges, lemons, bell peppers, kiwis, broccoli and asparagus.
  • Protein. Getting enough protein is always important, but especially when you are healing from an injury. Bone is made of living protein upon which mineral crystals are implanted. By volume, about 50% of bone is protein. When a bone fracture takes place, the body starts collecting protein building blocks to create new bone. Increasing protein consumption promotes growth factors such as insulin like growth, which has a positive effect on skeletal integrity, muscle strength, immune response, and bone renewal. Make sure you know and work to meet your daily protein requirement with high quality nutrition. I follow a healthy, clean diet and supplement extra protein in recipes with all natural, plant based Vega protein powder (its my favorite). Getting enough protein ensures that your body has what it needs to repair and restore.
  • Collagen. I was really skeptical about collagen at first, but then I purchased a bottle at Whole Foods Market, and have been hooked ever since. Collagen is the mechanical strength of bone. It helps to build bone matrix, repair connective tissues for improved elasticity, improve blood vessel circulation, and promote wound healing. I take 6 capsules of Super Collagen+C Type 1 and 3 in the morning before breakfast. I also put Nunaturals collagen in my morning bowl of oatmeal for an extra dose. It doesn’t have a taste, but makes the oatmeal super thick!
  • Turmeric. Turmeric supports a healthy inflammatory response and heart, joint & liver function. You can add turmeric spices to foods / recipes or take a supplement to promote healing. I take the Gaia herbs turmeric supreme 3 times per day with meals. I’ve also tried taking Curamin (main active ingredient in turmeric) directly. I feel both have made a difference in my healing. 
  • Bone broth. Bone broth contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients that play an important role in healthy bone formation. It is a rich source of chondroitin sulfate, which has an anti-inflammatory effect and has been found to also help alleviate joint pain, improve blood circulation, promote intestinal healing, help in calcium- or- magnesium-deficiency-related insomnia, irritability, fatigue and anxiety. I prefer this brand because it’s low in sodium, but there are a lot of options to purchase at your local market and healthy ways to cook up your own at home. 
  • Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is considered to be a potent remedy for illnesses and overall health. You can read all about it’s diverse and incredible health benefits here. I drink an apple cider vinegar detox drink every day and swear by it’s magic powers.
  • Epsom Salt. Taking regular epsom salt baths has been powerful for me in dealing with pain and promoting recovery. Epsom salt contains magnesium and sulfates which help flush toxins, improve absorption of nutrients, help form joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins. I take a hot bath several times a week to promote circulation and healing. 
  • Arnica. Arnica functions as anti trauma aid and can be taken immediately after fracture.
  • Zheng Gu Shui. You’ve probably never heard of zheng gu shui but let me tell you: it’s a game changer. Zheng Gu Shui  translates to ‘mending bone water’ in English. Zheng Gu Shui is a liniment especially designed to relieve pain associated with fractures, bruises and other types of mild trauma. I put the ointment on my foot nightly and also found it helpful with sore muscles, aches, and pains.

A quality bone healing diet consists of lots of nutrient dense anti-inflammatory foods, vitamins, and minerals. It’s important to stay away from foods that tend to be overly acidic, conventional meat and dairy products, alcohol, excess sodium, and sugar (which is the DEVIL and creates inflammation). Those will acidify your body and actually leach minerals out of your body and cause your bone healing and growth to slow down.  If you want even more insight in how to fuel your success, I highly recommend JJ Virgin’s work. This video is one of my all time favorite resources to share with clients.

Exercise can also Speed Bone Break Fracture Healing!
Exercise is an important way to accelerate fracture healing. The healing process requires good blood circulation, and a satisfactory flow of nutrient replenishing blood to the bone break fracture area. However, your exercise choices need to be SAFE and not put ANY stress on the bone break fracture. Check out my hurt foot workouts to help get ideas on exercises you can do with a hurt foot or injury. 

I know how incredibly frustrating and challenging dealing with a bone break or an injury can be. It helps to stay positive, patient, and focus on the steps you can take right now to move forward. It’s a long, slow, process but I know this for sure: you will grow stronger mentally, physically, and spiritually from the injury challenges you face. Have faith, practice patience, trust the journey, and take small steps in healing every day. Be kind to yourself and treat your body, mind, and spirit with love. If you need more tips to help keep your mind in good shape while you heal, read “How to Stay positive with an Injury”.

Your turn: Have you found these foods or supplements helpful in your own life? What have you found to be most effective in healing from injury?

I hope this post serves you in feeling your best. I want you to know that I am cheering for you.

Stay strong and stay positive my friends.

Love,

Caroline

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Fix Tight Calves. Free stretching and self massage video to feel better fast

Do you have Tight Calves? Tension in your feet, ankles, or toes? Try this quick, effective stretching and self massage video to ease tension, get rid of pain, and feel better fast!

Fix Tight Calves with this exercise video routine.

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The other day my friend called complaining about nagging ankle pain. “It hurts when I run, jump, and take group fitness class. I’ve tried everything and I cant seem to get rid of it!” . “How tight are your calves?” I asked him. “Thats a good question…. probably pretty tight!”. I advised him to stretch and roll his calves and feet, then report back with an update. Within a few days he got back to me, “Man that calf rolling really made a difference! The ankle pain is almost completely gone. Im going to keep up with the rolling until Im pain free. Great advice!”

Im not saying that rolling out your Tight Calves will solve all of your problems…. but it will probably help!

Tight Calves muscles cause poor movement patterns and are bad news for any type of exercise or fitness routine. But you can prevent pain, improve performance, and help your calf muscles function at their best with regular self massage. Be preventative! Take time to release tight, sore, tense calves so that you can run, cycle, jump, and enjoy the activities you love PAIN FREE. I filmed this 12 minute massage video so that you can take care of your calves before they cause you problems. These exercises are designed as physical therapy to help you massage and stretch your calf muscles for healthy calves, feet, toes, ankles, and shins. In this free massage routine you’ll learn exercises you can do before and after exercise to prevent injury and improve performance. This video uses a yoga tune up ball (or tennis ball, lacrosse ball, soft ball, ANY ball) and a yoga block to perform self massage techniques. If you don’t own yoga tune up therapy balls, its really easy to purchase them online here: Yoga Tune Up Jill Miller’s Therapy Balls. They are worth EVERY penny! You will use them and feel amazing 🙂

Help for Tight Calves. 12 minute stretching and foam rolling video 

*** Disclaimer: Know that foam rolling a tight muscle may cause discomfort. This usually means the area NEEDS attention. Work at it slowly. Roll back and forth in small movements or simply apply pressure to create a release. Each time you use your foam roller makes the next time a little bit easier. Just don’t forget to BREATHE! This video is not meant to diagnose or treat injury or illness. As always: Check with your doctor before starting this or any exercise routine. Honor and listen to your body ALWAYS! ***

One way to keep your body strong, flexible, and pain free is to perform self massage, mobilization, and physical therapy techniques regularly. Leave me a comment below if you try this Tight Calves video and let me know how you feel! I hope these massage and physical therapy moves keep your calves healthy and  body feeling good.

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Till next time… keep rolling!

Caroline

My mission is to empower feel good fitness inside and out. I am here to be of service in your wellness and help you get your mind, body, and spirit in shape so you can love your life. Lets work together and live well. Contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com 

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CURE for FOOT pain. Barefoot Workout Routines!

You can heal your life.... and your feet!

You can heal your life…. and your feet!

Ive had my fair share of foot problems. My first round of heel pain (Plantar fasciitis) was one summer at UCDavis when I lived in sandals and had tight calves from my hard work as a dance major. Second experience was when I first moved to San Francisco and hiked one too many steep hills. Third came from too much running and not enough strength training or downtime. Now when I overdo the pounding or neglect barefoot training, my heel pain will return, as a reminder to pay attention to my feet foundation.

Every experience led me to become a better athlete, more aware of what my body needs and how to help myself perform better. This knowledge comes extremely in handy in my work as well, I can’t even begin to tell you how many students ask for help with foot, ankle, toe, and heel pain. No one can escape it – and some point in your life your feet are going to demand attention and respect.

Thats because almost 30% of the joints in the body are in our feet. In fact, the foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 ligaments and more than a dozen muscles. They are the base of support for the whole body, the foundation from which you move and perform. Often knee, back, hip pain, and other biomechanical issues stem from improper foot mechanics or from footwear. And unfortunately, stuffing your feet in shoes is not a good solution long-term. While shoes give a lot of stability and support, they can often make the foot, ankles, and toes inactive (or lazy if you will). If your feet don’t know how to work properly due to the artificial support from shoes, it can place unnatural pressure on the knees, spine and neck, cause improper foot mechanics and effect overall movement.   

Having strong, healthy, mobile feet, ankles, and toes effects everything you do. From running and dancing, to feeling good when you walk to and from work in your heels. But the feet don’t gain as much press as the abs or butt, so often they are left for last on the exercise to-do list. I know how it feels to be sidetracked by nagging foot pain (NOT fun), so I developed youtube videos to help myself and others maintain a regular foot workout routine. It only takes a few minutes of targeted barefoot exercises to benefit your body and keep your feet pain free. 

Not only that, but by exercising barefoot, you can actually promote your sense of balance, improve muscle alignment, reduce orthopedic pains, and lessen the chance of injury. Feet need to be strengthened gradually, like any other muscle in the human body, so start slowly. Keep in mind that some people require more support than others and if you have never trained barefoot you may experience some soreness at the beginning. Follow a moderate rate of progression and be mindful of your body at all times. Always consult your health care provider first regarding barefoot training and make sure it is suitable or recommended for you. Try out one video a week and experiment to see if it helps you move, perform, and feel better. Happy feet is a recipe for a happy life, I hope you enjoy the videos and Im looking forward to hearing what you think! 

Caroline’s Barefoot Training Workout Videos. Build a Strong Foot Foundation 

Barefoot Training Workout Routine. 10 Minutes.

Best Exercises for Your Feet. 17 minutes 

Foot Stability and Strength Routine. 6 minutes

Ankle Warm Up Series. 5 minutes

Help For Shin Splints. 5 minutes

Exercise for High Heels. 10 minutes

Foot Massage Video. 10 minutes

I honestly can’t rave about Yoga Tune Up Balls enough – Im a HUGE believer in the power of self massage and have seen the power these tools have on foot health! Buy yours now on amazon – so you can join me in keeping your body feeling good long term.

 

 

Those are just a few foot, ankle, and toe workouts to get you started! To get free fitness videos in your inbox weekly, subscribe to my YouTube Channel HERE. 

And if you are looking for more about foot pain, foot problems, and foot training please visit THIS POST. Very informative and helpful!

Movement starts from the ground up, with your feet. Do you workout barefoot or incorporate foot, ankle, or toe exercises into your week? If this post helped you, share it with your friends on Facebooktwitter, or email. More great content is headed your way every week to help you live a happy, healthy life! 

Yours in health and happiness,

Caroline

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High Heel Hangover Help. Instant Relief For Sore, Tired, Feet!

Avoid a High Heel hangover with these simple foot care exercises and fitness tips for pain relief and happier, healthier feet.

High Heel Pain Relief

High Heel Pain Relief

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*** Disclaimer: The exercises in these videos are not exclusively for women who wear High Heels. These video routines are designed to help anyone develop a regular foot, ankle, and shin strength and flexibility exercise regimen. The workout videos below can help you if you suffer from: Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, Foot pain, calluses, bunions, foot cramps, shin splints, metarsalgia, morton’s neruoma, toe flexor tendonitis, claw toes, tight calf muscles, calf spasms, and even lower back pain. As always, please check with your doctor before starting any exercise regimen, be good to your body and honor your personal needs ***

High Heels are kind of like alcohol…. you know they aren’t that good for you… yet it doesn’t stop you from putting on a pair. For the few and the strong-willed who swear off cute shoes, major props to you. For the rest of us who are suffering in style… this post is for you. Hey the higher the heel the closer to god….. may the peace of the shoe be with you 😉

What wearing high heels does to your body

  • High heels push the center of mass in the body forward, taking the hips and spine out of alignment. Lifting your heels up to unnatural heights  throws your balance out the door, and you compensate by adjusting your back, hips, and shoulders. In the long run, bad posture will cause terrible lower back pain, leg pains, and headaches.
  • Wearing high heels may also be linked to knee osteoarthritis, a painful, degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of the cartilage surrounding the knee, because when women wear heels, it puts repetitive pressure and stress on the knee joint. The thing is, it takes a while to feel the effects of knee osteoarthritis, but once you do, it’s too late to undo the damage you’ve already done.
  • High heels may make legs look longer, but as the heel height goes up, so does the pressure on the forefoot. This added pressure may cause long-term effects such as inflamed nerves and ligaments, shortened Achilles tendon and calf muscles, hammertoes, bunions, corns, ingrown toenails.
High Heel Pain Relief

High Heel Pain Relief

High Heels Hurt. Here’s what you can do about it (and no don’t throw your christian louboutin heels away just yet):

The best thing to do is to moderate how often you wear high heels. Look to wear flats, or alternate every other day between heels and comfy shoes. Wearing heels occasionally for a night out or a special event won’t do too much damage. However, if worn for a prolonged period of time, high heel shoes can have serious effects on the feet and lower legs. If you are anything like me and just not quite ready to throw in the towel on your favorite pair of stilettos, then follow the below exercise videos below for instant High Heel Hangover foot pain relief. These simple stretches and mobility exercises are designed to help heal your feet and ankles after a long day (or night) walking in High Heels. These free video routines do not require any equipment and can be done anywhere. The foot and ankle stretches can improve your joints’ mobility and prevent stiffness that can inhibit your ability to move. Stretches also help prevent pain and other related foot or lower leg problems. Done consistently, these videos will help you strengthen your feet and provide relief from the pain that comes from wearing high heels. I recommend doing these techniques multiple times a week for maximum relief.

High Heel Hangover Exercise Video. Relief for sore, tired, feet

Foot and Ankle Exercise Video Playlist. Workouts to Support Stronger, Healthier Feet and Ankles. 

10 Minute Foot Massage Exercise Video for quick, easy, foot pain relief.

This video uses the Yoga Tune Up Therapy balls to relieve tight, tense foot and ankle muscles. You can get your own set of Yoga Tune Up Balls here.

Let me know if the above videos help your tired feet feel better after wearing High Heels in the comments below. You have my permission to strut your stuff in your favorite pair of pumps. Just don’t forget to give yourself a little bit of self-love afterwards. 

In health (and heels),

Caroline

Get the coaching you need to feel and be your best. Contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com Lets work together and live well.

Want to build a balanced body? Check out my book, Balanced Body Breakthrough and get your mind, body, and spirit in great shape so you can love your life.