Good and Bad Surfaces to Walk On

Walking is a great exercise to add to your daily health regime. Whether it’s taking a morning walk, or taking a break at work to go on a walk with a co-worker. One thing you might not be thinking about is “what kind of surface am I walking on?” The best surfaces to walk on are flat and firm, but that also have some give to them. Avoid concrete if you can! The best surfaces to walk on are: grass, wood chips, a dirt path, or a cinder track. Walking on hard surfaces, or unstable surfaces like sand and snow, can put unwanted pressure and stress on the joints.[1]

If you have to walk on harder surfaces, like concrete, make sure you wear shoes that have a great cushioned support. They will help alleviate any extra stress on your joints.

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