Walking, which you’ve been doing all your life, but are you getting it right? An average person takes between 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day and has been walking since their first birthday. But, frighteningly most of us are still doing it incorrectly.
While walking can be a great way to get in shape, an incorrect technique or a wrong piece of footwear can cause more harm than good. It’s not as simple as just getting the posture right. Did you know that your arms should be bent at 90 degrees? It takes practice to reverse bad habits. Remember, the way we walk is central towards creating the first impression.
By using our time-tested and proven walking techniques, you can become more efficient in your stride. Healthacation reveals it all.
The sole of your foot has over 2, 00, 000 nerve endings in it; one of the highest concentrations anywhere in the body. Our feet are designed to act as earthward antennae, helping us balance and transmitting information to us about the ground we’re walking on. If our heels hurt when we walk, it is a direct message that we are walking in a manner we are not supposed to.
Comfortable and efficient walking begins with a good foot-stride, which allows our ankle to move through its complete range of motion. We are walking right if we are propelled forward by the force thrown in by our back foot when the heel of our front foot strikes; thus, pushing us forward. Unlike a running stride, when walking, our feet should never lift off the ground completely.
Our form is totally dependent upon our posture. Our walking form efficiency is directly proportional to the quality of our posture. Walking properly has plenty of benefits, from improving general posture and muscle tone to preventing twisted ankles, calluses and long-term joint damage. But, it takes time and concentration to achieve it.
Healthacation's walk correction techniques help you:
People who walk approximately 20-25 miles per week outlive those who don’t, by several years. On an average, every walking minute can extend your life by 1.5 to 2 minutes.
Reduces risk of colorectal, prostrate, and breast cancer
Promotes intestinal regularity