Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Fitness Shoes For Doctors

MBT shoes, the hottest new fitness shoes for doctors in the San Francisco area and New York for that matter. It's short for Masai Barefoot Technology. These fitness shoes based upon the Masai walk in Kenya, and other areas of Africa. What this fitness shoe is designed to do is to give you a physiological workout of coordinated muscle groups.

What is the physiological effect of this fitness shoe and what does it mean to you? The benefits of Masai Barefoot Technology include improved gait and posture, relieves joint pressure in the back, there's a multitude of muscles that are worked when walking or standing, so these fitness shoes help burn calories and stimulates metabolism. Additionally, shoes have a firming effect on the abdominal, leg and buttock muscles.

The concept for these stems from studying the walking habits of the Masai tribe in Africa. The Masai are a semi-nomadic tribe whose lives center around tending to their cattle and hunting. A consequence of this is that they walk very long distances on a daily basis. It was discovered that as they walk on the natural uneven terrain they develop toned and lean leg muscles, have a perfect posture, and suffer a minimal amount of back and joint problems. The fitness shoes actually imitate the terrain the Masai walk on and turn the hard and uneven surfaces that we walk on everyday, into the soft and natural ground of the Masai. This causes the muscles to work harder and become the natural shock absorbers they were destined to be, in addition to protecting the back and joints.

Doctors, physicians and nurses love the benefits from these fitness shoes. With these shoes, versatility is at your disposal. Fitness Walking is the claim to its fame, but the Masai Barefoot Technology comes in several flavors so there is a shoe that meets any needs. Recently featured on Fox News, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, the fitness shoes have been highlighted for its ability to cushion your feet while challenging your muscles. Clinical studies suggest that regular use improves balance, posture and circulation. The footwear line includes sports shoes for avid fitness walkers, but they also have a nice line of sandals for the summer months spent at the beach or hiking, as well as an elegant line of professional footwear, perfect for business people and for casual wear.