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If You Step Out, Do It Right

By Tom Herrin

There are a lot of expressions people use that mean one thing or another.  When they talk about stepping out, it may mean going out for a fun time.  When it comes to exercise, stepping may mean something entirely different.  As they attempt to get into some kind of a moderate exercise routine, many begin a program of walking.  It is often assumed that it is something that comes natural.  While it may be natural to walk, it is not always natural to do it with good form.  Like so many other things people do, walking efficiently may require a certain amount of correctness to be successful.

Good Posture Is a Must

Most people are aware that good posture is necessary when sitting or standing, but it is also critical when people walk.  Doing so in the right way can improve breathing and result in less exhaustion.  Holding the body more upright may help the muscles experience fewer pains and cause the stomach to be tucked more effectively.  Walking with the head relatively parallel to the ground and the arms relaxed can help as well.

The Arms Are Important

Determining what to do with the arms can be a concern for some people.  There are plenty of bad habits out there waiting to be developed concerning arm movement.  It is suggested that people should try to keep them in nearer the body and avoid allowing them to fling about.  The elbows should be bent at about a 90 degree angle, and the hands should be kept relaxed.  Once this all put together, it can improve the walk completely.  As with so many other living things, counter movement as is done with the arms can make it work much smoother.

Find Ways to Enjoy It

Anytime we undertake a new program of improvement, it helps if we enjoy it.  If we struggle with our walking style, it is very likely that we will tire easily and soon feel it is more of a burden than a pleasure.  I have had mixed success as a walker, but I found that when I did it with more correctness, I could walk much longer and farther without getting quite so tired and achy.  I would look forward to the opportunity with much more enthusiasm.  If you are trying to get into walking, see how you can make some improvements in your style and make a difference in your daily outing.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.

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