As the consequences of prolonged sitting have become more well known, people have made a real conscious effort to incorporate walking throughout their day. For some, it’s making time to walk during lunch time. For others, it’s making sure to take at least 10,000 steps per day.
However, despite our good intentions many of us are simply walking the wrong way. Not the wrong way as in the wrong direction, but rather with the wrong technique.
Since the majority of our day has shifted to more and more sitting at work and home, we’ve lost touch with the proper way to walk. What that means is that we aren’t benefiting from our walks as much as we think we are.
So what are the benefits that we’re missing from walking improperly? What is the proper way to walk? And what are the unnecessary costs to our body when we don’t walk properly?
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Amanda Geiger, PT and Paul Mukai, PT
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