10,000 steps a day can add years to your life or pain to your joints, depending on your walking gait. Is the way you walk building your body up or breaking it down? Chiropractor Joyce Huang gives you everything you need to know in order to walk your way into better health.
Everyone’s heard the new conventional wisdom that ten thousand steps’ worth of walking per day can do wonders for your metabolism, heart health, and general longevity. But people rarely think about how the way we walk affects us when we do more of it. Chiropractor Joyce Huang is here to tell you that how you walk is every bit as important as how much, because an unhealthy gait can do more harm than good.
Dr. Huang shows us how to identify the ten most common issues in the average person’s walking gate, including unhealthy pronation, heavy step, heel-dragging, and several more. Drawing on over ten years of clinical experience as well as years of study and certification in Canada and America, Dr. Huang explains the physiological consequences of the many idiosyncrasies we have in our gait, and offers specific plans to correct them by improving form, strength, and flexibility.
Clear illustrations supplement easy-to-understand scientific explanation in this immediately accessible guide to our most basic – yet also most critical – physical process. Want to get the most out of 10,000 steps a day? Then Step by Step is a must-read manual for walking your way into new and better health.