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Change the game: Reverse walking can be your potent wellness mantra

Jan 12, 2018

Change the game: Reverse walking can be your potent wellness mantra
Change the game: Reverse walking can be your potent wellness mantra | Credit: Tobi

“GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO SWEAT, SORE TODAY, STRONG TOMORROW”

There are countless hobbies that people take up. And physical exercise is one among them. There are so many physical exercises which benefit our body and mind. But here is a strange exercise – ‘Reverse Walking’.

This sounds a little strange but if you come across the benefits of this exercise, you would really want to try it.

Reverse walking involves use of muscles and movements that we rarely use. It requires less strain. This results in the burning of more calories when compared to the traditional walk. It is useful for people with knee problems or injuries. It relieves lower back pain.

Reverse walking improves body balance and sharpens your brain. 

If you are planning for a good exercise to keep your body fit and healthy, then reverse walking will definitely be a good start.

People in China, Japan and Europe use it to build muscles, improve their performance in sports, promote balance, etc.

“THE SWEAT

THE TIME

THE DEDICATION

IT PAYS OFF”

This exercise originated in China and it eliminates heel- strike to the ground, which results in improving the medical condition of the body.

Reverse walking involves a more intense, comprehensive workout in less time which increases the heart rate. This could improve cardiovascular health and increase calorie burning. A recent study says that a six week backward run/walk training program had a significant impact and decreased body fat as well as improved cardiorespiratory fitness at the end of the study.

Which, research says, sharpens your thinking skills, enhances cognitive control, and helps you stay mentally sharp.

Reverse walking is not only a physical activity which improves the physical health, but also a neurobic activity. It helps you stay mentally sharp.

“EXERCISE IS SO DIFFICULT WHEN YOU HAVE TO AND SO EASY WHEN YOU WANT TO”

There are so many benefits as mentioned above. But there are certain risks too in reverse walking such as falling, tripping over potholes, bumping into parked vehicles and so on. But these risks are eventually very tiny when compared to the benefits of the exercise. You may start walking in an open ground when you start or you can also have a companion to guide you for any dangers on the way.