Wednesday, 13 June 2007

fitness tip - increasing your walking speed

If you're like most people, you focus on your legs when your walking.
After all, you need to move your legs to keep going, right?
It turns out it's not your arms or legs that guide you forward as you walk, but rather your hips. Their movement sets your walking rhythm and speed, so pay attention to them next time you go for a fitness walk. As your speed increases, your hips should naturally rotate forward as each leg extends.
To facilitate this rotation, keep your chest up and arms bent at 90-degree angles, moving them forward and back (but never across the body) as you walk, and gently turn alternating hips toward the center of your body with each stride.

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