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Warm-Up for Walking

This article originally appeared on Sonima.com.

While you may think your body is in balance, the truth is that anyone who spends most of their time sitting at a desk or in a car is going to have some physical imbalances. These imbalances can cause pain during activities as simple as walking.

It's important to correct any imbalances so that you can move symmetrically and more efficiently. Doing so will help you move without stress or strain, and you'll reap the most physical benefits from your walk.

This 15-minute warm-up is designed to put your body in a neutral position by targeting common areas of weakness and tightness that lead to asymmetrical movement. Spending just a few minutes creating openness and mobility in key areas such as the ankles, feet, and hips will allow you to make the most of your walk and enjoy yourself even more while you’re out there.