Walking with irregular strides may help you burn more calories

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Walking with irregular strides may help you burn more calories

Varying the length of your strides could have health benefits

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Walking with variable strides uses up more energy than taking consistently sized steps, which suggests it may help to burn more calories.

Adam Grimmitt and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recruited 18 adults, aged between 18 and 45, who were told to walk as normal for 5 minutes on a treadmill while a motion capture system recorded their average stride length.

Based on this, the researchers manipulated their strides during another 5-minute walk by lighting up the treadmill at the positions where they wanted…





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