Look down at your shoes and let me know how they stack up to the shoe test:
This month at Balanced Bodies we are focusing on families, and I definitely want to plant the seed here that when evaluating the health of your family, footwear is crucial. As Balanced Bodies’ Certified Foot Practitioner, I might have some bad news about the shoes that are on your feet or your kids’ feet at this moment. But keep reading to realize it’s really not so bad. You’ll be glad you did.
Currently I am wearing my Unshoes, which I love dearly. For me, they fit all the requirements that a shoe should meet. They have a strap that goes over my foot so they are definitely attached, they have no heel and I’m wiggling my toes as we speak (I mean type?). They have many different types to choose from for everyone in the family. The ones shown here are the Wokova Feather, and you can find them at the Unshoe web site.
Training a martial art has numerous advantages for the person involved, ranging from mental toughness to improved physical fitness, self-discipline, confidence, respect…the list goes on and on.
Take those benefits and instill them into a family that is experiencing them together and you get a very different and unique dynamic. Families bond through shared experiences, so what happens when those experiences test each other’s limits mentally and physically?
The bond is like iron. The family can share in the hardship and revel in the breakthroughs. They know each other’s weaknesses and strengths; because they have been through the same experiences, they are more apt to support each other instead of breaking each other down. This is something I have experienced on both sides of the coin.