Power Your Walk Challenge: Stretch to Ease Achy Joints and Boost Mobility

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“The difference between normal daily strolls and walking for exercise is that you’re using your muscles through a different length of motion,” explains Rachel Hunt, D.P.T., a physical therapist at React Physical Therapy in Chicago. 

Think about it: If your stride is opened, then your hips and ankles are working through a larger range. 

“You want to be sure your muscles have the flexibility and mobility to go through those movements properly,” says Hunt.