When one walks into a room filled with people, a lot can be said about you in seconds. Your walking posture can reveal relevant information about your overall health and well-being. If you notice any of these signs in yourself, friends or family relatives, maybe it is time they visit a doctor.
Each of our walking steps is related to our nervous and skeletal system and it funny how we don’t even notice it.
There are 6 quirks that show that something is going on and is further confirmed by scientific research. Find out in the following walking styles:
- A snail’s pace
A possible explanation for this could be caused by depression. A depressed person positions the head in a vertical way, with their upper trunk swinging, slow & shorter steps, and slow arm movements.
It also reveals shorter life expectancy. Research shows that walking speed is a reliable marker for longevity. At the same time, simply walking faster or farther doesn’t make you healthier — in fact, pushing it could make you vulnerable to injury. Rather, each body seems to find a natural walking speed based on its overall condition. If it’s slow, it’s usually because of underlying health issues that are cutting longevity.
2. Hand stiffness
A strong reason for this could be back problems. If someone is walking without swinging the arms that much, then it’s a warning sign that the spine isn’t being supported as well as it should. Once you start feeling stiffness in your hands whilst walking, it is advisable to go see a neurologist to avoid it escalating to a worsened condition.
3. Foot drop
Smart people don’t necessarily have to see you walk; all they need do is hear you coming down the hall. This is popularly described as “foot slap” or “drop foot”. This is when your foot slaps the ground while you walk. It’s a strong sign of stroke or compression of a nerve.
One vital cause of spring walk is calf muscles. And this is caused by not stretching after working out. Men and women are guilty of not stretching out properly after exercising. When one does not stretch the muscles, it can lead to knee or ankle injury.
This could be due to head injury. If you notice that it’s difficult for a person to keep balance and they lean a bit when they walk, don’t jump to conclusions that the reason is alcohol. It can also be a consequence of injury. Also something to watch for, after a head injury, a person can experience dizziness when they go up or down the stairs.
6. A confident stride (in a woman)
Your walking posture doesn’t always indicate bad things or that something is wrong with your health. A woman’s walk can show off her orgasmic ability. Women who have a fluid, energetic stride seem to be more likely to easily and often have vaginal orgasms, researchers said. They compared the gaits of women known to be orgasmic (defined as by penile intercourse, not direct clitoral stimulation) with those who were not.
What’s the connection? The theory is that orgasms contribute to muscles that are neither flaccid nor locked.
Result: a freer, easier stride, researchers found, as well as greater sexual confidence and better self-esteem.