We’ve been told that the more cushion and arch support in your shoe the better. This however, is not the case.
I just did a test where I measured the spinal muscle in a person wearing your traditional athletic shoe (think running shoe) and then again barefoot.
The result was incredible.
I found out that person was working 31% harder in cushion, high arched shoes than being barefoot.
What does that mean? Your shoes that feel so comfortable actually make your spine work 31% harder. The result is that you are far more likely to have back, shoulder, and neck pain.
If your brain has to use 31% more energy to stand that means you have less energy for your hormonal system, digestion, and immune system.
Just think about that for a second.
Modern footwear creates energy waste throughout your body.
Why are you tired? Why do you have constant digestive or immune issues? Your footwear can be a major factor you never considered before.
Now think of the implications of treating problems which are the effect of less energy for your brain to run your body: back surgeries, medications, missed work, lost money, chronic fatigue, and on and on.
Here’s what I recommend. Get shoes that mimic being barefoot. You’ll notice my shoes have nothing to them. No support. No cushioning. And I’m on my feet all day.
Your feet have 3 arches each. They are your support. When you buy structured shoes for support you weaken your natural support and make the rest of your body compensate.
Wearing a minimalist shoe will feel very different at first because you’ll feel more of the ground. But you’ll adapt and have a LOT more energy to live your life.
Also, don’t ever adjust your gait (aka stride) based on a treadmill test. Walking on a treadmill is a completely different motor program for your brain compared to walking on the ground.
Treadmills and elliptical machines wreak havoc on your hips and spine.
Remember, the more stress on the spine, the more stress on your entire body.
I use a specialized neurological adjusting technique to help your brain work FAR MORE EFFICIENTLY. I never treat anyone symptoms. I just free up energy for your brain to utilize and heal yourself.
When we have symptoms and health concerns it’s so easy to get tunnel vision. Only seeing the effects. You need a great doctor to look at you and your life “whole-listically”.
If you’d like more help in knowing what footwear is best for you please call or text me anytime.