Chi walking is a great way to improve your balance, tone your muscles and lose weight. Learn the techniques to this fitness trend here!
5. Shorten your stride
Focus on extending the leg in back instead of reaching farther with the one in front. This reduces the strain on the knees, calves and shins. Pick up your feet and plant them firmly on the ground, rather than taking heel-to-toe steps. It's correct if your legs are relaxed and your body is leaning forward slightly. Don’t step too far forward. Overstriding is the leading cause of injuries among walkers, says Dreyer.