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Barefoot Really is Best.... Especially At School2 Days ago

_A7M5211_1 Kids learn best when they´re moving – and moving barefoot is even better for their growing feet, bodies and brains too. There is an ever-increasing body of scientific work to back this up: Kids who are regularly barefoot have better-developed motor skills than those who regularly wear shoes, according to a study [1] from German and South African universities. A study from the University of Bournemouth [1] also found that kids who took their shoes off in the classroom...

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What is Pronation, Overpronation and Supination?14.02.2020

Pronation and Supination are natural and essential for healthy feet and ankles. The truth is the natural functional foot is an incredible piece of kit and is designed to pronate and supinate when you walk and run. Your movement skill...

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Feel Better in 5 with Dr Rangan Chatterjee15.01.2020

One of the key topics in my latest book, Feel Better In 5: Your Daily Plan To Feel Great For Life, is connection. So Vivobarefoot’s mission statement, to reconnect people and planet, really resonates with me. The idea that we...

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How Being Barefoot Can Affect Your Brain & Mental Health20.12.2019

What is Sensory Feedback and Why Do You Need It? In feet, sensory feedback is essentially information our foot passes onto our brain, which helps us understand what’s underfoot and make decisions quickly. One of the biggest downsides of conventional...

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Foot Care is Back Care20.12.2019

I used to suffer with persistent lower back pain. After multiple trips to the doctors and various physiotherapists I was diagnosed with having chronically tight psoas muscles (pronounced SO-as). The psoas muscles are large, thick, structural muscles; the internal scaffolding...

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15 things you didn't know about your feet03.12.2019

1. Why Are Your Feet Important? What exactly do your feet do for you? The first thing you might not know is just how much is going on under the hood. Your feet account for a quarter of the bones...

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TIME FOR THE GREAT BIG TOE MOVEMENT!02.11.2019

Our feet are amazing bits of kit – and ever since our primate ancestor climbed down from the treetops the human foot as evolved from being great for hanging of branches to become perfect base of support for upright walking...

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