Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Walking Cures What Ails You

"I thought about my friend this week while reading about a study in which individuals with back pain were randomised to one of two treatments:
1. back muscle strengthening exercises using specialised equipment
2. walking for 20 – 40 minutes
In both groups, frequency of exercise session was 2-3 times a week, and the whole programme lasted for 6 weeks.
"Individuals were assessed in a number of ways before and after the interventions, including a 6-minute walking test (distance covered in 6 minutes of walking), back and abdominal muscle endurance tests, measures of disability and low back pain.
"All measures improved significantly in both groups, with no significant difference between the groups (meaning, in essence, that the interventions were equally effective)."


I can't think of anything that walking isn't "good for".  

1 comment:

  1. I love walking and also do this physical activity regularly. It’s truly best solution to reduce back pain and prevent injury.