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How to Walk - Walking Posture


Updated September 16, 2013

Walking Posture

Walking Posture

How you hold your body is important to walking comfortably and easily. With good posture, you will be able to breathe easier and you will avoid back pain.
  • Stand up straight.
  • Think of being a tall and straight. Do not arch your back.
  • Do not lean forward or lean back. Leaning puts strain on the back muscles.
  • Eyes forward, not looking down, rather 20 feet ahead.
  • Chin up (parallel to the ground). This reduces strain on neck and back.
  • Shrug once and let your shoulders fall and relax, your shoulders slightly back.
  • Suck in your stomach.
  • Tuck in your behind and rotate your hip forward slightly. This will keep you from arching your back.

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