Walking is included as an favorite exercise for many people. Without requiring a lot of equipment and cost, this activity is effective in reducing the risk of memory or Alzheimer’s disease. Especially if you dare to walk backwards.
“A total of 100 steps backwards is equivalent of 1,000 steps of conventional walking,” said Dr Hasmukh Ravat, senior cardiologist, as reported by the Times of India.
Ravat said that walking backwards supports a better quality of life. Not only does it prevent the risk of memory related disease, but also becomes an option of one of the best exercise to prevent the risk of heart disease.
“Unlike weight training that is often associated with the death of heart muscle cells,” he said. “Or adrenaline exercises that can cause narrowing of the coronary arteries.”
Based on a research at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, walking backwards have a more controlled rhythm of movement. With the same speed, it can increase the heart rate faster than when walking forward.
Here are tips to walk backwards, so that you do not get injured:
- Choose a broad road tracks, flat and free of holes
- Identify areas along the 50-100 in a straight line pull to make sure there are no dangerous obstacles, like rocks.
- For starters, get a friend or spouse to take turns at watching the path.
- Do not look back too often
- Perform a short distance walk, then gradually add distance at the next exercise
Besides walking backwards, you could also get the benefits of walking barefoot. From this article, we can see that to be healthy you do not have to spend a lot of money, just try walking and get the benefits for your health. Previously, it was even known that walking weakens obesity genes.Recent search: backward walking barefoot benefitsTagged with: