What are some good walking techniques?

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Some good walking techniques include:

  • Walk at a consistent pace. Following your warm-up try to stay at the same pace throughout your walk
  • Walk with good posture, keep your chest tall from start to finish
  • Bring some music to keep you motivated but be sure to keep it low enough to hear traffic
  • Walk with a partner, this may help you walk longer
  • Walk at different times to avoid from your body getting used to walking at the same time everyday
  • HAVE FUN!!!
Align your Spine! If you are walking on flat ground, use a drawing in maneuver, which means draw your belly button to your spine, and retract your shoulers (that means NO ROUNDING of the shoulders). Count your breaths, and engage the butt and hamstrings when you step.

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