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  • Writer's pictureKelley Sloan

The benefits of being barefoot on the beach

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

Summertime in Australia means loads of downtime in the sun, surf and sand but it’s also a great opportunity to strengthen. Walking along the beach is one of the best exercises you can do for your body.

It's more effort for your muscles, tendons and stabilisers in and around your joints to work and strengthen on a soft and uneven surface than on a flat one.

It’s an ideal form of exercise for anyone suffering with knee, back, hip or ankle pain, or needing to rehab injuries to these areas.

Walking on sand is low impact and puts less stress on the bones, joints and body as a whole. It is a sure fire way to build calves, quads and glutes fast! So helps people post injury gain their confidence back a little more quickly.

It’s a great way to work smarter and not harder too… hitting the soft sand for 20 minutes will work your muscles out a lot faster than if you did the same on the path. Opt for the soft sand for the quickest results but start slow and build up the amount of time you workout for as you get stronger.

Extra bonuses are getting a free pedicure with the sand smoothing out your bare feet with every step, ocean views and boosting your vitamin d stores by working out in the sunshine. Remember to wear sunscreen, a hat and something to cover up if you need it. Always be sun smart first and slip, slop, slap.

💙 Kelley

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