Health Tip: Walk Correctly

Tips to avoid hurting yourself

(HealthDay News) -- Walking bears a low risk of injury, but it's still possible to hurt yourself if you do it wrong.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends:

  • Walk slowly and easily for about five minutes to warm up, then increase your speed for about 15 minutes.
  • As you walk, swing your arms.
  • Walk with your abdomen flat, back straight and head up.
  • Point your toes forward.
  • Walk with a long stride that is comfortable and without strain.
  • End your walk with a five-minute cool-down and some gentle stretches.
Diana Kohnle

Diana Kohnle

Published on September 23, 2015

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