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Walking technique

    Walking technique

    When walking try to establish a rhythm that you are comfortable with, especially on long distance walks

    Remember sometimes it is harder to stop and then start again that it is to just have kept on walking

    Try to develop good walking posture and natural stride

    Keep back straight, with arms swinging freely

    Cut your toenails

    Walking uphill is most tiring - take deliberate steps and stop for frequent rests

    Keep your hands free to aid balance

    When going downhill, dig your heels in and shorten your stride, taking care not to slip and fall over

    Hint - tighten your boot laces, holding your feet firmer, stopping toes digging into toecaps

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