Be More Human Podcast: The Benefits of Barefoot Shoes with Sarah Pearce

Be More Human Podcast: The Benefits of Barefoot Shoes with Sarah Pearce

Posted on August 1, 2019 in Podcast by Dr. Marie Battaglia

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Listen to the Podcast Here:

Did you know your feet contain 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, ligaments, and tendons… each!

25% of the bones in your body are in your feet.

The natural foot is wide (fan shaped), flexible (with three arches) and sensory (with thousands of nerve endings).

On this weeks episode we chat with Sarah Pearce – Postnatal Fitness Expert, 16 year veteran of the Royal Navy, and barefoot shoe enthusiast about the importance of the feet for healthy joints and muscles in the spine, pelvis and lower limbs and for pelvic floor function (for women AND men!).

On This Episode:

  • Find out how a thin, wide and flexible shoe can help your physical health (think calf, shin, knee, hip, low back and pelvic floor!)

  • Why an improper transition to barefoot shoes has given them a bad rep in the past.

  • How to transition properly to wearing more minimalist shoes to avoid discomfort or injury.

  • Find out what brands and levels of barefoot minimalist shoes are available and which ones Sarah recommends for adults, walking, running etc.

Connect with Sarah: websitefacebookinstagram.

Thank you to my friends at East Coast Chiropractic for allowing me to share their podcast post. For the original article please visit:

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About Dr. Marie:

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I’m Dr. Marie and helping moms be more effective, happy, and healthy humans is my passion. I love working with people to create a holistic plan that leads to more energy, less pain, better sleep, happier pregnancies, smoother births, better post partums, and healthier babies and families. Dr. Graham and I are life partners, business partners, and parenting partners to our two daughters, Zoey & Eloise. It definitely keeps life interesting but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

This post is designed to be informative and is no way intended to replace the professional guidance of your GP, OB, GYN or Midwife. If you have any concerns about your health seek medical advice soonest and it is imperative that you speak to your healthcare provider before returning to exercise.