In our previous articles here, here and here we already explained how important it is to have good quality shoes for children for their proper foot arch development, and for adults, for preserving the healthy foot arch. Let’s recap a few hints to take into consideration when choosing the correct shoes or sandals, if you are in the UAE, for your children:
Shoes should provide stability, comfort, flexibility, and the right material and size in order to allow a child’s feet to form and grow naturally. Stability is essential in finding the right shoes for children and can be obtained through arch support and heel stabilization. This type of support helps a child’s feet to grow in the right shape and size, as well as providing additional comfort. Additionally, the shoes should be comfortable for the child to wear, with enough room for their toes to move and flex. The material of the shoe is also important and should be breathable in order to provide cushioning and support to a child’s feet as they grow. The size of the shoe is also an important factor, as there should be at least half an inch for the toes to move and to grow. Lastly, the shoes should be flexible and lightweight so that a child’s feet can move and grow naturally. In conclusion, finding the right shoe for a child is an important decision, as it helps to ensure that their feet are able to form and grow properly.
What to do if you chose shoes in line with these hints and still notice the body posture of your child is not correct? As we know, a good posture while walking is an important aspect of overall health and fitness. Bad posture can lead to physical and mental problems, so it’s important to keep it in check. Fortunately, there are a variety of exercises out there that can help. Pilates is great for targeting the core muscles, such as the abdominals, lower back and glutes, which help stabilize and improve the posture of the back. Yoga is great for enhancing flexibility, balance and strength, which can lead to more efficient movement and better posture when walking. Resistance training can help to enhance strength and stability in muscles to support proper posture while walking. Squats are a great way to strengthen the lower body muscles which can help to correct hip and knee alignment while walking. Walking exercises target the specific walking muscles, such as the calves and hips, to help improve the posture. By incorporating exercises like these into your daily routine, you can help improve your posture for a healthier and happier life. It’s important to remember to consult with a doctor or certified physical therapist before beginning any new exercise routine.