Children who are a part of the school system in Richmond, Virginia were encouraged to walk to school to participate on International Walk to School Day on October 8th. Children, parents, and school teachers of various Richmond schools were invited to participate in the event and celebrate the benefits of exercise. Activities included showing students the importance of pedestrian safety and safe walking routes to school, while also promoting physical activity and health. In addition to participating in International Walk to School Day, Linwood Holton Elementary hosted a Mini-wellness Fair that taught children how to create healthy lifestyles.

Children should learn how to exercise the feet while young in order to carry the habit into adulthood. To learn more about how children can exercise their feet, speak to podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha will assess your injury and provide you with a suitable form of foot care.

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.


Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the feet work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

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