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Big Toes, Little Toes

A few months ago, my daughter and I went to Rancho La Puerta, a wellness resort and spa in Tecate, Mexico. Tecate is a beautiful city in the Mexican state of Baja California, about an hour’s drive from San Diego. I’ve gone several times over the years, both as a chance to wind down and reflect, and have some special time with my girls.

There are daily hikes, fitness classes, organic food, workshops, and presentations.  

One of the classes I attended focused on balance. The instructor pointed out the importance of balance as we age. Her solution was to make our feet stronger. Strong feet, strong balance.  

One exercise she taught us was “Big Toes, Little Toes” — standing up straight and lifting our big toes for a few seconds and dropping them back, then lifting our little toes, dropping them and repeating. She said we should do this for 5 to 10 minutes every day, even while watching TV or chatting on the phone.  

I have been doing this exercise for several months. It is easy and does not require any costly equipment. (Always looking for another money multiplier!)

I have talked quite a bit about trying to balance all of the demands life places on you. I’m skeptical that anyone can achieve perfect life balance. Sometimes you are focused on one thing at the expense of the other. Don’t feel guilty, that’s the way life works. 

But “Big Toes, Little Toes” can help you achieve another type of balance — one that is so important.  

Get those toes moving!

Shari Greco Reiches

Shari co-founded Rappaport Reiches Capital Management with one goal - to maximize the return on life for her clients. Please connect with Shari below. She loves to talk about investing, financial planning, and Barry Manilow.

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