Have you really taken the time to check the way you walk? Learning to walk with a good posture is tough. Most of us have no consciousnesses about coordination in our walking so we walk with bad posture; that can cause back pain. fatigue, stress on upper back muscles.
How you walk reveals most everything about you. It can be a telling sign that you are in pain, your athletic adeptness, and health with respect to aging. Wouldn't it be awesome to discover that something about the way you walk is the tangible reason why you have pain, and that you can totally change it?
Your walk involves certain body parts; those parts all collaborate together to produce your style of head carriage, shoulder position, arm swing, hip maneuver, knee movement, and the way you plant your foot. It's as natural as breathing, and you're at risk for structural pain if any of your body parts' (2 ankles, 2 knees, 2 hips) weight-bearing junction are just the tiniest bit off center, or crooked.
The brain may increases from 30% to 70% of its adult size by age two. It’s this phenomenal growth of the brain that allows kids to balance themselves for those critical first few steps. The assumption is that learning to walk with good posture simply takes practice, like when we were kids and the more we practiced with good posture the more likely it lead to good postural habits.
One way to find out if you are walking properly is to find a straight wall, stand with your back against the wall with your heels touching the wall, both shoulders and buttocks should be touching the wall as well, along with the back of your head. While you stand in this posture you should be able to put your arm between your low back and the wall. Be sure your chin is parallel to the floor. Once you have assumed this proper position, take a few walking steps forward and swing your arms slightly as you walk. After a few minutes of walking, go back to the wall and back into the wall until your heels touch it. Notice the difference in your body posture after your walk in comparison to your starting position. You might do this daily for a minimum of 30 days, twice a day until you master a proper position.
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