Daily Challenge Sunday Mar. 06, 2011

Everyday Well-Being

Give yourself a foot massage.

How to do it

Sit in a comfortable chair and place the arch of your foot on top of a tennis ball. Add more weight to your foot and allow the ball to press into your arch. Slowly move your foot and let the tennis ball roll to massage your entire foot, from heel to toe. Continue for about a minute and then switch feet. If you don't have a tennis ball, make a fist and use your knuckles to knead the soles of your feet. Press with rotating motions that are firm but gentle.

Why it matters

Massage is great for relaxation and offers health benefits that can alleviate pain, increase flexibility, improve circulation, stretch weak and tight muscles, and reduce muscle cramps.

Fun fact

The oldest known book written about massage is Cong-Fu, or the Toa-Tse. It was written in China and dates back to 3000 B.C.


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