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Will walking on sand help lower impact even more?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sand walking

Walking on sand verses pavement can be better (as in safer) for your joints as sand can provide your joints with more cushion if you walk with the same impact you use on pavement.
Both surfaces have their pros and cons. Walking on sand can also test your balance and lower-leg stability. Stay focused, though, because if you are not careful you could roll an ankle or tweak a knee.

In brief: Sand walking

Walking on sand verses pavement can be better (as in safer) for your joints as sand can provide your joints with more cushion if you walk with the same impact you use on pavement.
Both surfaces have their pros and cons. Walking on sand can also test your balance and lower-leg stability. Stay focused, though, because if you are not careful you could roll an ankle or tweak a knee.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Yes, soft sand will lower the impact of walking.
It will also helps strengthen the core by promoting better balance. Walking is a wonderful exercise during pregnancy.

In brief: Yes

Yes, soft sand will lower the impact of walking.
It will also helps strengthen the core by promoting better balance. Walking is a wonderful exercise during pregnancy.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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