Unusual workout: walking backwards is 40% more effective

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 Unusual Workout: Walking backwards is 40% more effective

According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, a person needs at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week.
For this, it is enough just to walk, because walking is more difficult than many people think. Maintaining an upright position requires coordination between our visual, vestibular and proprioceptive systems.

When walking backwards, our brains take longer to coordinate all systems. So this increased level of difficulty has many health benefits.

One of the most well-researched benefits of walking backwards is improved stability and balance. Walking backwards can improve gait and balance. With this type of movement, a person takes shorter and more frequent steps, which leads to increased muscle endurance of the muscles and less stress on the joints.

Walking backwards involves more muscles that support the lumbar spine, which makes it a useful exercise for people with chronic low back pain.

Walking backwards can be even more effective than normal walking. Energy consumption when walking backwards is almost 40% higher than when moving forward at the same speed.

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