Jogging backward burns more calories
Updated: 2006-05-26 15:31 Atlanta, Georgia (AHN) - According to some experts, retro-running or
backward jogging burns more calories than the casual forward jogging.
Barry T. Bates, a professor emeritus of biomechanics at the University of
Oregon says that the measure has benefited people to recover from knee-joint
surgery and injuries ranging from the ankle to the groin.
Another expert Gary Gray, a physical therapist in Adrian, Mich., who has been
recommending backward exercise to his patients for 30 years, says the reversal
could be beneficial in strengthening heart, lungs, muscles and joints.
However, Bates warns of the potholes, signs, cars and other hazards which
remain neglected due to lack of hindsight.