Move Freely, Walk Farther

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“Has Your Knee Pain Caused You ToBecome Less Active? ” Move Freely, Walk Farther

Put the Spring Back in Your Step Do you find it harder to walk, run or exercise? Is hip, knee or leg pain keeping you from being active? If so, understanding how your body walks and moves can be the key to putting the spring back in your step. Think of your body as a big spring that stores and releases energy with every step. The efficiency of your walk comes from the effectiveness of your flexibility, strength and balance. When any one of these is off, it affects your ability to walk efficiently and takes a lot of energy. This results in strain to different joints and makes muscles work much harder than they need to. (continued inside)

Inside: • Move Freely, Walk Farther • How Do I Know If I’m Moving Like I Should?

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