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When you're considering running exercises, don't forget about the muscles in your feet. Strengthening foot muscles can help you run more effeciently and can help reduce your risk of foot problems such as plantar fasciitis.
Try this exercise to strengthen the foot muscles:
Sit on the edge of a chair and place a dish towel on the floor.
Keeping your heel flat on the floor, scrunch the dish towel with your toes. Re-straighten the towel as it gets bunched, and keep scrunching for 30 seconds. Repeat for the other foot.