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Daily recommended effective and safer walking and running from integrative medicine 

International Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Mitsuru Murakami,1 Hiroshi Bando,2,3 Akito Moriyasu4


From Integrative Medicine point of view, people tend to exercise less, leading to decreased physical, nutritional and cognitive function. Authors have been involved in rehabilitation and workshop for various subjects with masters’ athletes. Previous walking methods have some problems, such as stretching the chest, large movement of arm swing, heel touchdown with extended knees and push backward with thumb-ball. In contrast, our recommended methods include walking with the concept of centered position, using the gravity center and reflection power by flat grounding, adjusting speed and striding with forward leaning angle and creating some effective image in the mind.


masters’ athletes, gravity center, flat grounding, forward leaning, physical function