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Walking Technique for Efficiency and Injury Prevention

Do a lot of walking or have a walking fitness program, but feeling inefficient or discomfort, aches/pains or injuries? Want to be more consistent or experience true enjoyment in your fitness program?

What if small changes to your Position or Motion could provide far-reaching benefits to your walking and your life? Walking is a very specific repetitive motion that make posture and technique very important.  Much of the discomfort, aches, pains and injury that occurs in walking is due to subtle repetitive strain or impact that builds over time.  You may not feel these effects until a more serious problem exists.  Walking is also one of the very few fitness activities that involve terrain changes.  As the terrain changes, so does the forces of nature.  Technique can dramatically improve our ability to cooperate with these forces of nature; to reduce both uphill effort and downhill impact.

Need to learn more? See the presentation below for more information a few introductory videos on the ChiWalking® approach to Posture (position) and Motion.

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  • Learn more ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® principles for Energy Efficient and Injury-Free Fitness:  Alignment and motion based on the body’s design, simple principles of nature and laws of physics
  • Access additional resources to assist you in your ChiWalking program.


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David Stretanski is a holistic health, fitness and wellness coach and Certified ChiRunning®/ChiWalking® Instructor. For more information on David, please see his About Me, Contact page or his website at

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Posted on Monday, Aug. 10th 2009 2:08 PM | by echifitness | in All, ChiWalking, Fitness | No Comments »

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