MineFit has developed a basic set of seven stretching moves for employees to use on-site. In previous weeks, we introduced the Cross-Body Stretch, the Overhead-Reach, the Side-Bend, and the Single-Leg Stretch. This week, the Heel Raise helps prepare workers for each step they take, starting with raising the back heel on every step, to land safety on the front leg! It is valuable in connecting balance from head to toe: staying upright when the heel is lifted and improving range of motion in the foot and ankle to stay limber in each stride.
Perform 20 heel raises in standing position. Do half with arms still at the sides to promote core stability, and half with arms extended at chest level for an active trunk. The body should be complete upright, aiming to get the heels off the ground an inch more with each repetition. Imagine a rope on top of your head pulling you to the sky.