Forward Progress with Backward Steps

by Marcia Mueller

Have you ever run or walked backwards?  Most of us have for very short bursts. However sometimes you'll see a runner doing a backwards workout,  I've seen a few running that way in my neighborhood.  Well who knew that they were on to something and not just crazy.  They burn more caleries, improve balance and work the muscles differently than forward running.  For more information on this check out the following New York Times article.