Fix Your Feet

Build the Best Foundation for Healthy, Pain-Free Knees, Hips, and Spine
by Dr. Philip Maffetone | 160 pages

Let’s talk about our feet! Our feet? YES! Our feet. Although pretty much ignored, they’re kinda important. In fact, they are, of course, literally (!) the foundation of our entire body. And, we only get one pair that needs to last our whole life so... Get this: Over 25% of our bones are found in our feet. And, did you know that each foot endures over 100,000 (!!) pounds of pressure with every mile we walk? Yep. Why should we care? Because a bunch of our biomechanical issues—from sore knees and hips and lower backs—can be traced back to sub-optimal feet. Enter: Fix Your Feet. We'll take a quick look at the #1 cause of foot problems along with the #1 solution plus some other goodness to make sure your feet (and the rest of you!) are smiling.


WHY ARE YOUR FEET IMPORTANT?

The answer to this question is simple: One pair must last a lifetime.

This is a serious book for those serious about their feet. Many of the approaches discussed here can provide quick improvements of common foot problems. However, this is not a quick-fix book. It’s important to understand how your feet work if you want to truly correct and prevent future problems.

The feet are subjected to more wear and tear than any other body part. Walk a mile and you generate more than sixty tons—that’s over 120,000 poundsof stress on each foot! Fortunately, our feet are actually made to handle such natural stress. It’s only when we interfere with nature that problems arise. Almost all foot problems can be prevented, and those that do arise can most often be treated conservatively through self-care. This book addresses these issues.”

~ Phil Maffetone from Fix Your Feet

Let’s talk about our feet! Our feet? YES! Our feet. :)

Although pretty much ignored, they’re kinda important. In fact, they are, of course, literally (!) the foundation of our entire body. And, we only get one pair that needs to last our whole life so…

Get this: Over 25% of our bones are found in our feet. And, did you know that each foot endures over 100,000 (!!) pounds of pressure with every mile we walk? Yep.

And, know this: We evolved for millions (!) of years without shoes and our feet took care of business. Like many other fundamental aspects of our humanity (see: Nutrition, Movement, Sleep, etc.), it was only with the introduction of machines over the last couple hundred years following the Industrial Revolution that things radically changed. Specifically, everyone went from being barefoot or wearing moccasins or sandles to wearing big ol’ overprotecting shoes.

Why should we care? Because a bunch of our biomechanical issues—from sore knees and hips and lower backs—can be traced back to sub-optimal feet. Enter: Fix Your Feet.

I read this book as part of my Phil Maffetone binge in which I read five of his books in a week. (Laughing. With joy.)

Maffetone talks about feet in most of his books but I wanted to go deep with this quick-reading little book to make sure I didn’t miss anything and then use this Note as a quick way to share the most practical Ideas you can apply to your life TODAY. (Get the book here.)

So, here we are. Let’s jump in! (With both feet, of course. ;)

Oh, btw. At his peak, Outside magazine said triathlete Mark Allen was the fittest man on the planet. Maffetone was his coach. He says: “This book could put to rest many of the aches and pains that you thought were just normal.”

Unlock this PhilosophersNote (and over 600 more) for free!

The Optimize membership used to be $100/year. It’s now free. No credit card required. No strings attached. Just more wisdom in less time.

Sign Up for Free

About the author

Authors

Dr. Philip Maffetone

Author, researcher, clinician. Founder: MAF. Teaching LCHF since before 1977.