Walking is one of the most natural and functional forms of exercise and locomotion there is. Humans are perfectly designed to walk, and walk for hours over varied terrain pain free.
However, if your body is not posturally balanced, walking - like any activity - can cause pain. Even if you don't have pain while walking, that does not mean your body is balanced and working efficiently. Most people have imbalances in their postural alignment and those imbalances are decreasing your efficiency and slowing causing health problems. Postural misalignment can cause all types of musculoskeletal pain including plantar fasciitis, joint arthritis, sciatica, neck pain, knee pain, and lower back pain. Besides pain, postural imbalances can also cause problems with the digestive system, circulatory system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, nervous system, and every other system in the body. Help improve your overall health my improving your posture. This active alignment warm-up designed for walking will start improving your posture and prepare your body for walking.
About Matt Whitehead
I'm an Egoscue Institute certified Postural Alignment Specialist (PAS) and Advanced Exercise Therapist (AET), certified personal trainer, PatchFitness performer, FiveFingers wearer, trail runner, mountain biker, dad, music lover, environmentalist, and wanna-be slam dunk champion. I will be providing you with the latest posture exercises to help you live, play, and be pain free.