Tips before walking to prevent injury

Going for a walk is a great way to get some exercise. However stretching before and after your walk is an important part of the process.

By warming up before your walk, you reduce the risk of muscular pain and fatigue.

Walk slowly and stretch your calves, hamstrings and quadriceps. Don’t forget to do this slowly and it is normal to feel a slight stretch but if it is painful, you’re forcing too much. Hold the position for 10 to 15 seconds.

At the end of your walk, repeat the same exercises. For long walks, you should stop and stretch at your half way point.