26 Jun '11, 12am

15 Things Your Walk Reveals About Your Health:

15 Things Your Walk Reveals About Your Health:

By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com senior editor Walk into an exam room and a trained eye can tell a lot about you in seconds: Your stride, gait, pace, and posture while walking can reveal surprising information about your overall health and well-being. “Many physicians are keenly aware, when they see someone walking down the street, what their diagnosis might be, whether their underlying health is good or bad, and if not good, a number of tip-offs to what might be wrong,” says Charles Blitzer, an orthopedic surgeon in Somersworth, New Hampshire, and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Find out what the following 15 walking styles may signal about your health. Walking clue #1: A snail’s pace May reveal: Shorter life expectancy Walking speed is a reliable marker for longevity, according to a University of Pittsburgh analysis of nine large studies...

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