So how does our posture affect our walking. Does it even matter?
Well, the short answer is, “yes”. It does matter.
I talked in the last post about how our walking is ideally generated by our spine and core muscles. And that while our legs take us further and faster, our spine and core is the generator of efficient and comfortable walking.
Our standing posture affects how well our spine and core muscles are able to work together.
The connection that our trunk and pelvis is able to make is crucial to our core response and spinal stability.
And the connection they make is affected by their relationship to each other. Or another way of saying that is their posture!
If our trunk and pelvis are not in good alignment, then it’s harder for them to work together.
You can think of the top half of your body as a block and the bottom half of your body as a block. The blocks need to be stacked solidly or the structure isn’t as strong.
In the next blog post, I’ll talk about where many of need more mobility in order to achieve an improved posture or starting position for walking and how mobility in our one part of our body greatly affects our ease and efficiency of walking!
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