DITCH THE SHOES

Country Living (UK) - - Health & Beauty -

Swap train­ers for bare feet and you could im­prove your pos­ture while you con­nect with na­ture. “Go­ing bare­foot strength­ens the mus­cles in the arch of the foot, which helps to re­align your body and makes you walk more upright,” ex­plains os­teopath Gavin Burt (back­sand­be­yond.co.uk). “It’s also fan­tas­tic for your sense of bal­ance. Feel­ing the ground through your feet stim­u­lates the ner­vous sys­tem and re­minds you to stand up straight.” Choose your path care­fully – a blus­tery au­tumn beach is a good start – or head for a des­ig­nated bare-foot walk­ing path, such as at The Tren­tham Es­tate in Stafford­shire (tren­tham.co.uk).

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