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Walking Correctly Part 9 of 10: The Bad & Ideal Shoes

Walking Correctly Part 9 of 10: The Bad & Ideal Shoes

Bad Shoes

As previously stated in Part 5 it is best to be able to feel the ground and fully flex your feet. In the waitress world there is a popular shoe that most wear that is like a clog. The sole is very hard and the foot cannot flex into the ground. Many waitresses and servers have some kind of low back, hip, or leg issue. When I have the waitresses change their shoes to a more flexible shoe their issues went away within a week. Binding your feet or too cushy of a sole does not help foot health. Flexing and actively stretching your feet is best for circulation and structure strengthening.
clogs

Ideal Shoes

I like to wear Sketchers, a sporty good looking shoe. The sole is very thin and I am able to really feel the ground. Another Shoe company with a thin sole is Vibram, I like to call their shoes “Monkey Feet”, and they look like gloves for your feet. This is the best shoe scenario because one will ultimately feel every piece of the ground and your feet will become very strong. However one must start out slow because walking correctly at first is very hard. Pace yourself and work the walking series slowly.
vibram

When I first started the process I was a competitive swimmer for many years. After that I moved to sports like running and softball. I developed very bad shin splints which is the direct result of walking on the outside of your feet. It took me 2 years to be able to Walk Correctly around Green Lake in Seattle which is about 3 miles long. I slowly built up to being able to walk that far and breaking the bad habit of walking is mentally tough as well.
skectchers

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“How to Walk Correctly”

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New Shoes

If you are going to start walking correctly you are going to have to get some new shoes. Attempting to walk correctly with your old shoes that are worn out is very difficult. As the shoes wear out naturally the wear will continually get worse and your walking technique also gets slowly worse. If you walk on the outside or your feet the heel and outside edge becomes more and more worn and attempting to hit the inside foot becomes harder to do because it feels like you have a large bump in your shoe which make walking correctly harder to maintain.
I have been able to observe my shoes lasting much longer now because I work my feet evenly on both sides. So not only will walking correctly help your leg joint health but will also help you from buying more shoes.

Tip: Walking barefoot over rocks is a great way to massage and strengthen your feet.

Note the worn tread from leaning to one side

Note the worn tread from leaning to one side

Walking Correctly Part 10 of 10: Solutions & Exercises for Superior Walking Health

Intro The “How to Walk Correctly” 10 Part Series: Empower your health with knowledge and solve your own ailments.

Walking Correctly Part 1 of 10: ROM of the Ankles is equal to ROM of the HIP

Walking Correctly Part 2 of 10: Toes Forward

Walking Correctly Part 3 of 10: The 4 Step Points

Walking Correctly Part 4 of 10: Grip the Ground – No more Falling Arches

Walking Correctly Part 5 of 10: Finesse – Relax, Spread, Flex, and Stretch

Walking Correctly Part 6 of 10: Walking Improves Health

Walking Correctly Part 7 of 10: Walking Incorrectly Affects Posture

Walking Correctly Part 8 of 10: The Mental Manifesting – Your Mind Makes your Posture

Walking Correctly Part 9 of 10: The Bad & Ideal Shoes

Walking Correctly Part 7 of 10: Walking Incorrectly Affects Posture

Walking Correctly Part 7 of 10: Walking Incorrectly Affects Posture

One leg is shorter/longer than the other

Often when one leg is shorter than the other it is because that person leans on the shorter leg more than the other. They do this because in the past they have sprained or broken something on the opposite leg. So they will walk on the healthy leg to relieve pressure on the injured leg. After the injury heals if they do not equally waskeleton posture copylk on both legs they will continually lean on the “healthy leg”.

When you walk on one leg the foot has to point outwards more to support all the weight. This makes the outside of the leg tighter which will pull the hips backward and shift the pelvis to the injured leg side. This will affect the foundation of the spine and it will start to curve causing scoliosis. The spine will continue to curve all the way up the neck and cause cervical neck pain. So if you have a chronic neck pain on the right side of the neck then you are not flexing your left toe (which would be the short leg). When one leg is shorter than the other it best just to concentrate on this leg. Step Point 4 is best to lengthen a short leg. This requires hitting the big toe and lengthening your leg behind you. If you work on these issues without flexing the toe your symptoms of low back pain, hip pain, and scoliosis will continually need to be treated.

How to Walk Cover(single) copy

 

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Extended Version Now on Amazon in

Physical Book Form

“How to Walk Correctly”

by Jacob Caldwell, LMP

 

 

 

 

Walking Correctly Part 8 of 10: The Mental Manifesting – Your Mind Makes your Posture

Walking Correctly Part 9 of 10: The Bad & Ideal Shoes

Walking Correctly Part 10 of 10: Solutions & Exercises for Superior Walking Health

Intro The “How to Walk Correctly” 10 Part Series: Empower your health with knowledge and solve your own ailments.

Walking Correctly Part 1 of 10: ROM of the Ankles is equal to ROM of the HIP

Walking Correctly Part 2 of 10: Toes Forward

Walking Correctly Part 3 of 10: The 4 Step Points

Walking Correctly Part 4 of 10: Grip the Ground – No more Falling Arches

Walking Correctly Part 5 of 10: Finesse – Relax, Spread, Flex, and Stretch

Walking Correctly Part 6 of 10: Walking Improves Health

Walking Correctly Part 7 of 10: Walking Incorrectly Affects Posture

Chronic Fatigue – “It’s all up to me!”

Jacob Caldwell, LMP
Medical Intuitive & Massage Therapist
Steps to Enlightenment

Being an Aquarius I can relate to this one, rest is the key, running around a lot can cause a lot of stress on your adrenals. Taking time to rest and receive a massage can rejuvenate yourself to take on more. Even God rested on the 7th day. Something I have noticed with people who do the-run-around-thing a lot is that their Strength Chakra or Solar Plexus is running to high. A common trait with these people is that they think it is all up to them and they have to do it because no one else can. With every issue there is a Chakra that is too high and a Chakra that is too low. Most of the time the Heart Chakra is too low. The Heart is about expressing your vulnerability and asking for what you need.
So if no one can hear what you want, then it will be up to you to do everything yourself. So to balance this scenario, Ask for help!.
In the end you will have more people around you to help you with what you need and as a result you will run around less and have more energy at the end of the day.

How often to get a treatment

A Medical Intuitive Session is best at least once a month for ongoing treatment.Twice a month is good for those that really want to get to the issue..
In regards to massage, it all depends on the nature of your injury or the state of health you would like to maintain.
Once a month…is for those who like to prevent injuries and maintain current health.
Twice a month…is for those who want to catch up to chronic pain and take care of old or new occurring injuries.
Four times a month…is for those who are in the middle of injury treatment and have constant pain.
Eight times a month…is for those that are in a debilitating injury and are in severe pain.
***This of course is merely a suggestion and appropriate consultation with your medical professional is recommended.

For more information, visit http://www.stepstoenlightenment.com/

Jacob Caldwell, LMP.
Medical Intuitive
Steps to Enlightenment

Preventing Flu’s and Cold’s

On the energetic level getting sick a lot involves your immunes system which is all about protection and boundaries. To balance this energy it involves not giving away an excess of your energy and standing up for yourself. Be very aware or what you can give away, just because someone asks you to do something doesn’t mean you have to do it. Holding this energy will strengthen your immune system. If you do get sick, check yourself in the last few days, “Did you sell yourself out in anyway?” As a Medical Intuitive I can help identify specifically where and how one does this to themselves.
If one is having trouble with getting sick frequently their immune system is very compromised. We live in an extremely toxic environment which calls for an extreme solution; The Ionic Foot Bath. The Ionic Foot Bath is a dextoxing machine that pulls out mold, chemicals, allergens, metal, and anything inorganic. Our livers and kidneys are filters of the body if they become too flooded with toxins they will not be able to protect the body, especially in a time when it is the cold and flu season. Getting a Ionic Footbath helps support the immune systems so you can take on more and feel better.

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Jacob Caldwell, LMP.
Steps to Enlightenment

Negative thoughts attract toxins

Negative thoughts attract toxins – Like energies attract. If we could be conscious of every negative thought that we had we would be very healthy. After every session with a client, where we have “changed their mind”, toxins will be released from the body. It works the other way as well, lots of antioxidants, that release toxins will help release negative thinking. Using both techniques is the best for clear, aware, daily simple living

Clients and I have experienced a positive improvement with toxin release: Glutathione, Zeolite, and the Ionic Foot Bath, all help with helping toxins move out of the body.

Mental issues about release will also relate to the Gall Bladder and Liver in disseminating on what to let into the body. The Bladder will have issues on what to let go. The two together may have trouble working together if they are overloaded with toxins. Introducing antioxidants and cell wall pliability will help these two organs to work together.

Jacob Caldwell, LMP.
http://www.stepstoenlightenment.com

Spring Detox

Ionic Foot Bath – The Ionic Foot Bath is a great detoxing machine which helps with extracting inorganic items in the body. The body has a hard time getting rid of these substances itself, so in this extreme time of environmental toxins, its takes an extreme machine.

The Ionic Foot Bath takes out: Metal, Tobacco, Chemicals, Smog/Pollution, Yeast from Sugar, Mold, Viruses. Can help with: Weight Loss – Inability to Release toxins, Increase in immunity – more function back to the organ, Sore Joint Relief due to debris in joint capsules, Allergy relief, overloaded Liver and Kidney. After a 30 minute treatment you will not be able to see your feet due to the amount of toxins in the water.

If you have any type of metal from traumatic injuries, such as plates, rods, or screws the Ionic Foot Bath is essential for the removal or metal from the body. It will increase circulation and take away the pain; the pain is the leaching of metal into the body.

Jacob Caldwell, LMP
http://www.StepsToEnlightenment.com

Knee Injury Pain

I believe most injury pain below the hips are due to the way we walk. Tight muscles in the legs will pull hip, knee, and ankle joints out of place. When bones are pulled out of place the joints don’t have enough room to move thus causing such symptoms as arthritis and excessive joint pain.

Our mind tells our body how to move. If we are depressed you won’t walk upright and will start to lean forward. This will put more weight on your knees as your body has to counter the weight from always leaning forward. Walking upright and having correct posture technique will give your body more strength thus alleviating the stress one will put on there body.

The more you are empowered to watch you own health the less you will need emergency care. See my article on “How to walk consciously and correctly”. http://biznik.com/members/jacob-caldwell-lmp/articles/how-to-walk-without-an-orthodic-crutch

Jacob Caldwell, LMP
Medical Intuitive
http://www.StepsToEnlightenment.com