Walk this Way: 4 Ways to Prevent Aches and Pains

Attention, walkers: Those annoying aches that arise as you pile on the miles are your body’s red flags that something needs adjusting.

  • The Ache: Lower back pain

The Fix: Walk with hands on hips to prevent too much twisting in your back.

  • The Ache: Swollen fingers

The Fix: Periodically make a fist and release several times to improve circulation.

  • The Ache: Tingly feet

The Fix: Make sure you can fit one finger between the laces and the tongue of your shoe and also stretch your calves before and after your walk.

  • The Ache: Sore knees

The Fix: Keep your head, shoulders, and hips in one straight line.

For more helpful tips, be sure to follow ACI Specialty Benefits on twitter @ACISpecBenefits, like us on Facebook, and follow the ACI Pinterest “Healthy” boards for recipes, exercises and more fitness tips!

Source: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/health/body/pain-relief/walk-this-way-4-ways-to-prevent-aches-pains/

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