Taylor Swift Takes A Retro Walk

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Are we out of the woods yet?

Hiking backwards may just be the next fad ever since Taylor Swift was photographed doing just that on March 30th in Los Angeles. She took to Tumblr to explain her reasoning behind this odd move:

"I saw the guy with the camera and wasn't in the mood so I hiked the whole trail backwards and my security told me when to make turns.

Ah, the tranquility of the great outdoo-


As bizarre as it may seem to do something like walking backwards on a hiking trail, the joke is on people who walk forwards. Backwards walking, known to fitness enthusiasts as retro-walking, actually comes with quite a few physical and mental benefits.

For instance, because we are constantly on the lookout for potential dangers or obstacles on our paths, all of our senses are being put to use and being sharpened in the process. Did I mention you get a significantly better cardiovascular workout than someone who is merely walking face forward?

Take that, paparazzi. 

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