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Bad Walking Habits You Should Stop Immediately, Say Walking Experts

Eat This, Not That! Logo By William Mayle of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 8: Fun fact: There's no such thing as a "perfect" walker, as our gaits never follow a robot-like consistency. One study, conducted by the Movement Lab at Ohio State University and published in the Biology Letters, found that for every step we take, our bodies continually work to correct errors in our kinetic chains. If we tip forward in one direction, for instance, our steps will correct by moving farther in that direction. "We are constantly making little corrections to be stable," observed one graduate student who worked on the study.Given all of our little imperfections as we carry our bodies down the road, up trails, and around tracks, it's all the more important that you avoid a simple list of no-nos that are proven to be bad walking habits for your body—especially if you're a more serious walker who is trying to go faster, boost your intensity, and try to burn fat and potentially lose weight. Curious to know what they are? What follow are five bad walking habits you need to break now. And for another major mistake you shouldn't make while walking, see here to learn why These Are the Single Worst Shoes for Walking, Says New Study.

Bad Walking Habits You Should Stop Immediately, Say Walking Experts

Fun fact: There's no such thing as a "perfect" walker, as our gaits never follow a robot-like consistency. One study, conducted by the Movement Lab at Ohio State University and published in the Biology Letters, found that for every step we take, our bodies continually work to correct errors in our kinetic chains. If we tip forward in one direction, for instance, our steps will correct by moving farther in that direction. "We are constantly making little corrections to be stable," observed one graduate student who worked on the study.

Given all of our little imperfections as we carry our bodies down the road, up trails, and around tracks, it's all the more important that you avoid a simple list of no-nos that are proven to be bad walking habits for your body—especially if you're a more serious walker who is trying to go faster, boost your intensity, and try to burn fat and potentially lose weight. Curious to know what they are? What follow are five bad walking habits you need to break now. And for another major mistake you shouldn't make while walking, see here to learn why These Are the Single Worst Shoes for Walking, Says New Study.

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