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Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby cooran » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:45 am

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Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby Hanzze » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:23 am

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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby poto » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:31 pm

I'm in favor of walking.

Personally, I don't think our bodies are meant to run long distances. To me it seems more like we are designed to walk long distances and run/sprint for short distances to avoid danger.

Running is hard on the body, it puts a lot of stress on the joints. As we get older that starts to take a greater toll. I may be a bit biased having already had some joint problems, but I feel that running isn't an ideal exercise. Although, it is possible that with future advances in regenerate medicine, we will be able to regrow cartilage and that will become a non-issue.
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby alan » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:59 am

Sprint. Rest. Sprint again. Take a rest, then sprint. Then run.
Do yoga in between.
Lift weights every 3 or 4 days.
That is pretty much it.
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby alan » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:00 am

Oh, you also have to eat right. I can show you how to do these things.
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby alan » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:08 am

If you can't sprint, then just walk the stairs, and take it from there. Anything that gets your heart elevated is always good. Make sure it is intense; low level cardio is a waste of time.
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby effort » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:41 pm

i love walking, i tried running before but that is hard for me, walking also a mental practice for me to keep the mind away from day dreaming.
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby alan » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:00 am

If you can walk you can probably run.
Want a good mental practice? Try holding two extremely heavy dumb bells over your chest. Lift, repeat. Works for me.
I've found it is hard to be depressed when massive weight is hovering over your body.
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby timmbuktwo » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:05 am

Walking would be my vote, many self-insights and self-healing can occur, while running generally only awareness is on breathing, not much more.
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby octathlon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:57 am

alan wrote:If you can't sprint, then just walk the stairs, and take it from there. Anything that gets your heart elevated is always good. Make sure it is intense; low level cardio is a waste of time.

Low level cardio is not a waste of time. For example, my cholesterol went from 219 to 184 in 4 months from walking 1-2 miles most weekdays during my breaks.
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby alan » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:52 am

Great!
But that does not address my point. You may have had better results with higher intensity.
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby timmbuktwo » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:58 am

Low level cardio is not a waste of time. For example, my cholesterol went from 219 to 184 in 4 months from walking 1-2 miles most weekdays during my breaks.[/quote]

higher level does not mean higher results . Excellent achievement , keep it up and you will achieve all you can imagine!
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby alan » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:14 am

Higher level of effort equates to higher results. Pretty much a fact of life, isn't it?
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby timmbuktwo » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:20 am

No, higher effort equates to higher results only if those results are those which you wished to accomplish. Too much today is made of this distinction that the better the effort the better the result, however, what if the aimed goal /result of the person wasn't that which they were aiming for to begin with ? Then what? Aim each's own effort towards those results which each deems fit to their own well-being.
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby octathlon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:55 am

alan wrote:Great!
But that does not address my point. You may have had better results with higher intensity.

Yes, it directly addresses your point because you said "low level cardio is a waste of time". I wanted to mention my experience that contradicts that, because not everyone can always do higher intensity stuff and I want to encourage people to go ahead and do whatever level they can, because even low level cardio can have very good health benefits!

timmbuktwo wrote:Excellent achievement , keep it up and you will achieve all you can imagine!

:thanks: Thanks for the encouragement, timmbuktwo :)
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Re: Walking vs. running for fitness - 15 Articles

Postby alan » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:58 am

Fair enough. For those who are obese, or previously sedentary, or very old, go for it.
For everyone else, I stand by my comment.
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