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What’s your walking surface IQ?

Last week, she (and I tagged along) was in Hawaii with Katy Bowman of the Restorative Exercise Institute and 30 other advanced Restorative Exercise™ Specialists, all getting their learn on.

As you all know, Galya and I are passionate about walking, but there’s more to walking than just walking, walking barefoot, and walking more. Read on to get your own learn on about your ‘Walking Surface IQ.”

Once upon a time, we walked on a diverse terrain – over pebbles and paths, rocks, forests, in high grass, on boulders, we might have had to climb over an obstacle or two. Diverse terrain also means different loads to the very mobile architecture of the foot with its 33 joints and more than a 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. This also meant varying loads on the ankle, knee and hip joints – thus tissues were stimulated at different rates, intensities and frequencies.

galina's vibram fivefingers on pebbles in hawaii restorative exercise
What’s the opposite of this? Shopping at the mall? Walking around the paved path around a lake in your community? Where does your shoe-protected, stiff, sensory deprived foot get to encounter the symphony of inputs that nature provides?

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Galina’s studio – MoveWell Studio – is in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, where she sees clients one on one, in workshops, and in classes. If you live nearby, check her out and move well, yourself!


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