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Why You Should Be Rolling Out Your Feet - and How to Do It

Livestrong reports that feet are often neglected and deserve their own dedicated recovery time. Just a few extra minutes to care for your feet can help ease tension, boost workout performance and alleviate aches and pains.

"Our feet might be the most forgotten piece of our kinetic chain in regards to prep work, exercise and recovery," says Chelsea Long, MS, CSCS, exercise physiologist at HSS. "Most of us — coaches and physiologists, included — don't think to foam roll, strengthen or stretch our feet until we experience acute soreness or pain."

When starting out, Long recommends using a frozen plastic water bottle to partially numb your feet if you are feeling sensitive before turning to more intense rolling.

Read the full article at Livestrong.com.