Walking Backwards

I have started walking backwards wherever possible. This might bring a big question mark to your face but walking backwards has proven health benefits for brain and body:

Mental benefits

  • enhanced sense of body awareness
  • increased body coordination and movement in space
  • helps avoid workout boredom
  • improves overall mood
  • helps with sleep cycles
  • motivates you to step outside your comfort zone
  • keeps your mind guessing
  • sharpens your thinking skills and enhances cognitive control
  • puts senses into overdrive, improving vision

Body benefits

  • increases strength in lesser-used leg muscles
  • helps rehabilitate knee injuries
  • improves walking technique and form
  • helps with balance
  • burns calories
  • helps you maintain a healthy weight
  • strengthens bones and muscles
  • boosts energy levels
  • elevates body’s metabolism

Source: http://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercise/walking-backwards

Disclaimer: The content of this post is based on personal experience. Please advise with a health or fitness professional before beginning any new physical activity.

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9 Comments

  1. Heila, Tubularsock was so out of his comfort zone that he misspelled you name in his first message! Tubularsock didn’t see that Obummer offered the sex addict Bill a FREE ride back from Israel but Tubularsock will check into it for sure. Would you check and see if any Israeli-spy-hookers joined them ……. ah, just wondering.

    And not that it is any of Tubularsock’s business but shipping “items” and then calling them “books” looks awfully suspicious to a conspiracy-theorist like Tubularsock, just sayen’.

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  2. Most interesting, heia but you fooled Tubularsock with the title. Tubularsock thought you’d be discussing American foreign policy. Oh well.

    However, Tubularsock put his shoes on backwards and tested your theory …….. all Tubularsock got was blisters! Yes, Tubularsock read the disclaimer!

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    1. Ha ha Tubularsock – American foreign policy, Israeli foreign policy, similarly disappointing… Did you see Obama offer Bill a ride (flight) back from Israel after the funeral of Peres?😉

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