Dee Physio

Health tips for the walker

Do’s and…
Do stand tall, looking forward
Do keep your stomach muscles gently contracted (tightened) and your back flat
Do relax your neck, back, shoulders, and bend your elbows at a right angle
Do take a comfortable stride so your feet touch down beneath you
Do focus on quick comfortable steps

Don’t look at the ground
Don’t slouch
Don’t droop or round your shoulders forward
Don’t lead with your chin
Don’t dangle your arms aimlessly at your sides

And remember
Always wear comfortable, well fitted, safe footwear
Drink lots of water, during and after your walk
If you are new to walking, begin slowly, short distances and increase over time