I didn't realise this until about four years ago when I started my training in Restorative Exercise.
When our feet move, we improve our neurological, lymphatic and blood flow.
When our feet move, we mobilise the many joints and soft tissues which otherwise respectively stiffen and atrophy.
To bring movement to our feet, the easiest thing is to spend some time barefoot and exposing our feet to various natural textures.
Easy to do in the summer, but what about the winter?
Winter is the time to be more inventive!
My strategies to maintain my foot mobility during the colder months include: toe alignment socks, toe spreaders, balls, stones, self-massage, brief barefoot time outdoors and feet-friendly footwear.