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Benefits of walking backward
Singh says that reverse walking is a great way to add some new movements to your workouts. Here are more health benefits:
1. Retro walking improves muscle balance
Walking backward helps people to improve muscle balance and prevent injuries by incorporating different and underused muscles. If you want to speed up and go for reverse running, it is also good, as it also allows bones and joints to absorb shock more effectively.
2. Walking backward helps to build new neural pathways
Walking backward helps to build new neural pathways (a series of connected neurons that send out signals from one part of our brain to another) as we are not used to these movements and in the process, you also keep your brain young, says Singh.
3. Walking backward improves body and mind connection
If you go for reverse walking, your body and mind connection gets better. This in turn leads to a better coordination of your muscles.
4. Reverse walking reduces back pain
Back pain has become quite common now, especially with our sitting jobs (how to relieve back pain). Singh says that walking backward reduces back pain since extensors are activated and gluteus maximus muscle is primarily involved.
5. Walking backward helps to train the less trained part of your leg
Reverse walking helps to train the less trained part of your leg that is your shin, which is also known as tibialis anterior muscle. This in turn helps with the anterior-posterior balance, says the expert.