Want to Burn Double the Calories? Run Backwards, The New York Times Reveals  
12/21/2012 7:38:57 AM

Backward running is not as celebrated in sports as barefoot running is. It will never be mistaken for a more natural way to run. Regardless, a small body of evidence suggests that backward running can have many health benefits. It has been shown to help people avoid or recover from common injuries, regain balance, and even burn double the calories.