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Is Walking Backward Good for Your Health?
Is Walking Backward Good for Your Health?0Walking backward, also known as retro-walking, has lately garnered attention in the fitness and health community. Although this form of walking might seem eccentric, recent studies have shown that it offers surprising health benefits.

Research indicates that walking backward can improve sports performance and build muscle strength. Janet Dufek, a biomechanics expert at the University of Nevada, found that walking backward for 10 to 15 minutes daily over four weeks increased hamstring flexibility and strengthened the back muscles responsible for spine stability and flexibility. Retro-walking also burns more calories than forward walking, making it particularly beneficial for the elderly, obese individuals, and post-stroke patients.

The biomechanics of walking backward is different from forward walking. The reduced range of motion at the knee means less stress on the knee joints. The activity also activates different muscles. Additionally, some studies show that it can enhance cognitive abilities such as memory, reaction time, and problem-solving skills.

Amelia Moon
Staff Reporter
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인쇄기능입니다.
1. What is said about walking backward in paragraph 1?
2. What does research say about walking backward? What did Janet Dufek find about it?
3. How is retro-walking compared to forward walking in paragraph 2?
4. How is the biomechanics of walking backward different from forward walking?
 
1. Would you do retro-walking? Explain.
2. What are some other ways to sports performance and build muscle strength?
3. Would you do forward-walking? Explain.
4. What are some ways to enhance cognitive abilities?
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