Walking vs. Running

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  1. Morrisb

    Morrisb Well-Known Member

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    I got most of my cardio for years by running and playing basketball (more basketball). Then last year I noticed occassional pain. Is that from not doing it on a regular basis? Or like some say, walking's better for you?
     
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    Could be alotta things Morris-are you heavier? stretch before exercise? went balls out after a long break?

    I jog and hike alot and if I wear shitty shoes then I'll get knee issues. There's a running store by me that first will have you run on a treadmill so they can study your gait and then based on your arch will recommend the ideal shoe. Try to get good shoes just for running.

    Walking is boring but if it works for you then go for it.

    Let Low know your stats:
    http://www.dawgsaloon.com/showthread.php/5855-Run!
     
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    Morrisb Well-Known Member

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    Aren't joint problems the reason Howard stopped jogging??

    I'm 10-15lbs over what I want to be, but far from big. (6'2, 205-ish)

    I take whatever I'd run and double it for walks.
     
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    Sounds good and if the knees are fine then you can pick up the pace to get your heart rate up. You're right I haven't heard Howie talk about jogging much but he's barely on and with AGT travel I can already hear him complain next week about getting overweight.

    For cardio have you tried cycling or swimming? They're low impact and easy on the joints.
     
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    Hey Morrisb. :hw:

    BudBudha's got it covered. Running's probably better for cardio, and it can be a bit more fun than walking to some, but running can also contribute to a variety of health problems for a variety of reasons.

    If you do decide you want to give running a go, swing by the Run! thread with your mileage.
    Mr. Potato Head also has a Pedal! thread for biking you may want to check out.

    However you get your exercise kicks, welcome, and have fun. :juggalo:
     
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    Howard had Plantar Fasciitis which is about as bad an injury a runner can develop.

    Walking is not going to help you much in terms of fitness or weight loss after you become used to it in a month or so if you are reasonably healthy
     
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    That's why I'm always increasing the distance, if only by a little. And varying the inclines.
     
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    right but you are not going to get into peak shape or lose all that much weight purely with walking, that was my only point.