I was wondering if there had been any “scientific” tax-funded studies done that explore the effects of walking with one’s hands in one’s pockets. Is there any data on caloric burn rates, oxygen intake, heart rate, etc. related to the amount a person swings their arms while walking or jogging?
I always laugh when I see a few “power-walkers” flailing their arms about. Is that a proven method to burn more calories? On the flipside, is walking with your hands in your pockets bad posture?