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Do you swing your arms back and forth when you walk?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Do you swing your arms back and forth while walking? Reply with quote

I read someplace that people with autism have poor motor coordination. Supposedly one of the ways this is shown is by not swinging your arms back and forth while walking, or running. I noticed that when I walk, my arms just stay by my side, they might swing back and forth a tiny bit due to the vibrations from me walking, but i dont put any force into swinging my arms. But whenever I observe other people walk, I notice that most of them swing there arms back and forth a lot.

When running I notice the same thing. Whenever I run, I usually bring my arms up, with my hands out in front (almost like I am carrying some drinks). I just leave my hands out there, and use them for balance. But when other people run, their arms swing back and forth really quickly.

Do your arms naturally swing back and forth when you walk/run, or do they generally stay in one position with little to no swinging?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't noticed by arm movements whatsoever. I could have them down my pants for all I know.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I'm walking people have told me my arms are stiff and tense and for me to relax a bit. Hopefully after enough times of me telling them they should pick up that that's normal for me Razz

Whenever I put in a conscious effort to move/swing them I forget after a few minutes.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't move my arms when I walk either, and when I try to I find it very awkward and uncomfertable. I also don't really know where to put my arms when just standing still quite often, does anyone else have this problem?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but I never did when I was younger. I started improving my posture, my walking style and so on a few years ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spokane_Girl wrote:

How can you not know where to put your arms biro? They're on you. I always thought they are supposed to stay hanging down besides your body. Confused


lol, what I meant was I don't know whether to have them by my side, or hands in my pockets or have my arms crossed in front of me. My arms always seem to be giving out the wrong body language.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not at all, sometime I try, but I'll need to practice.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I WAS ridiculed in Highschool for not doing it!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't swing my arms when I walk and when I run; I tuck them up tight against my chest.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the time No. I really have to force myself to swing my arms which feels weird.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my walk is more of a scuttle
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when im walking im either flapping my hands to the side, or im rubbing my cell phone lol, other then that i really dont know hehe.
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