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Walking Backward Boosts Your Memory

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

Editor's Note: This article is a reprint. It was originally published December 8, 2018.

Researchers from London’s University of Roehampton suggest people who walk backward perform better on memory tests than those who stand still or walk forward. If you are looking to inject new energy into your exercise routine, you might want to try walking or running backward. Beyond the physical benefits to your body, exercising backward may boost your brain power, balance and more.


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