Thank you for posting this. I had to relearn these techniques after I fracture my ankle. I found it very hard and did have concentrate on heel, toe. Then I returned to running and it again did not come natural. I would later find out that if I ran behind my grandchildren, they had the most natural technique. I observed their feet and practiced their form. Now I will find a runner who has good form and follow them for awhile. It helps and so does music, running on the beat. Marching bands do this after all, to a beat? And most aerobic classes have music with a beat.
My family is going for our first walk today. We just read this article and plan to use the tips to start us off right. Thanks.
9/13/2009 12:21:15 PM
I'm going for a walk this afternoon and will keep these tips in mind, especially about posture. My walk includes one steep hill, so it'll be interesting to see whether I lean into it or not. I've never noticed. Thanks also to REDROCKR for the reminder to stay hydrated. The only other tip I can think of that wasn't mentioned is to make sure you pump your arms forward and back, not across your body.
This article leaves me a little confused about one thing. I walk between 17-18 (on my Nike ipod). According to this, that isn't even moderate walking. Am I going to lose weight doing this? I am 259 pounds and usually go about 45 minutes at a time. Now, I'm wondering if it is in vain.
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