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BACKWARDS WALK HARLESTONE | 2.5 MILES | CHALLENGING | NORTHANTS
May 16, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm BST
ABOUT THE WALK – grade: Challenging Walk
Though it might sound a bit strange, walking backwards can be incredibly beneficial. Backward walking, also known as retro walking, is said to have originated in ancient China, where it was practised for good health. In the modern world, it's become quite the rage in Japan, China and parts of Europe, where people use it to build muscle, improve sports performance, promote balance and more.
- Get a more comprehensive workout in less time
- Researchers found that when you walk backwards, it sharpens your thinking skills and enhances cognitive control.
- When you walk backwards, it puts less strain and requires less range of motion from your knee joints, which is useful for people with knee problems or injuries
- Backward walking may help relieve lower back pain, improve hamstring flexibility, burn more fat and calories in less time than traditional walking, improve balance and even sharpen your thinking skills and vision.
- Backwards walking also boosts your short term memory.
We will meet at the Fox and Hounds pub and start walking (normally) until we have crossed the road. As this is the first time that we have organised a backward walking event then we will mix the forward and backward walking for the whole route.
NO DOGS ON THIS WALK PLEASE.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
- Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!).
- A drink and snacks.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.
Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.
By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.
Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.
Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.
Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk. On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.