This correct walking motion and proper biomechanics balances out and relaxes tight muscles, while developing and strengthening the weaker ones. This improves symmetry, flexibility and normal function in the body. It also helps maintain your spinal alignment; sometimes even correcting misalignments which makes my job easier as a chiropractor. When balance and symmetry co-exist with correct walking and the muscles move the joints properly. This results in very little wear and tear on the joints of the body.
Think about this…walking poorly loses your adjustment and increases treatment costs, not to mention that you physically hurt. You also get increased wear and tear on your joints and increase spinal degeneration. It is the degeneration in the spine that leads to conditions liked pinched nerves, sciatica, herniated and bugling discs along with spinal stenosis. Walking combined with our portable spinal decompression device provides great treatment and exercise for nerve compression conditions such as bulging or herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, or chronic lower back pain. The Backloop is far more portable decompression device than the teeter, and truly separate the vertebra hydrating the discs of the spine.
Walking seems as simple as putting one foot in front of the other, right; however go to the mall, and observe people walking and you’ll see many different styles and techniques. Most or many people are unaware of just how poorly they are walking or the long-term effects of it. Most are walking with a short stride, almost dragging their feet as they move along, while looking like a duck waddling down the sidewalk. Yes, a little bit of an exaggeration, but I hope you get my point. Few people walk in a truly healthy way. And the crazy thing here is walking is really simple and easy. Since so few know how to walk correctly, teaching you “how to” walk correctly is my goal.
Here are the five key steps to walking correctly:
1. Push with your toes,
2. Proper stride length,
3. Legs close together,
4. Move your shoulders opposite your legs
5. Focus with your eyes on the distant horizon.
Now that’s simple! Watch this walking video and practice proper walking everywhere as you develop this new skill which will improve your posture, flexibility and your health. Happy walking!
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