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SteveDenver
Progressive and liberal, just like Jesus Christ.
02:00 PM on 06/06/2013
Walking with the correct FORM and no weights is superior to running for the average person.

Lift knees and move those arms, a marching action works well. Really pump the arms!
For most people of average health -- especially those of us who are looking to shed weight -- running can damage joints causing us to stop exercising to heal.

If you have access, walking in a pool is excellent exercise.
02:32 PM on 06/06/2013
Running releases endorphins which are addictive - meaning you'll stick with it.
It's competitive, so you have goals to break and motivation to train.
It's more time efficient at burning calories
You get to go further - I'm not going to walk 15 miles, but running lets me see parts of town and trails I wouldn't explore otherwise.
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SteveDenver
Progressive and liberal, just like Jesus Christ.
02:55 PM on 06/06/2013
Yeah, sure. Meanwhile... Walking with the correct FORM and no weights is superior to running for the average person.
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wambam55
Hawkish fit lib,just like Obama
02:56 PM on 06/06/2013
Elevating your heart rate to 70-80 Max rate and keeping it in that zone for 30-60 minutes is the key.Running is by far the easiest activity to accomplish that for most human beings. Some cross country skiers can do that and extremely fit bicyclists and swimmers can but just about anyone can achieve that level of heart rate by running.
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YogiDarwin
What would Saul Alinsky do?
03:53 PM on 06/06/2013
My solution to that problem was raising the elevation on my treadmill to 6%. Continuously walking uphill got my heart rate into that zone at the pace I walked (3.3 mph).
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SteveDenver
Progressive and liberal, just like Jesus Christ.
07:37 PM on 06/06/2013
Runners also incur more frequent and long-term injury than either walking, cycling or swimming.
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marvdmartian2001
02:00 PM on 06/06/2013
Can't run, but I can walk. Running is for young people with good cartilage.
02:33 PM on 06/06/2013
If you've had severe knee injuries, it can be terrible for you, even if you're young. However, runners who don't get traumatic injuries do tend to have better joints in old age.
03:37 PM on 06/06/2013
Amen.
gclafontaine
Sand is a small price to pay for sandlessness.
01:53 PM on 06/06/2013
Unfortunately, hard work produces more results than easy work. It's kind of a universal truth.
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01:59 PM on 06/06/2013
Unfortunately...that's painfully true.
02:34 PM on 06/06/2013
but I just bought some magic water supplement that will melt away the pounds!
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Marine83
Gimme that free stuff!
03:16 PM on 06/06/2013
Have you ever seen magic beans? Because I just happened to have some for sale.... ;)
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YogiDarwin
What would Saul Alinsky do?
03:55 PM on 06/06/2013
It worked -- now I have your pounds :-(
01:50 PM on 06/06/2013
Obvious article on the comparison between running and walking; but are they talking leisure (stroll) walking? brisk walking? speed walking?

I find speed walking relaxing and a whole lot better than the punishment of running. He who lives to walk instead of running/jogging lives to walk another day; while running, you get too many injuries and will soon be on the sidelines. Even my 29 year old son who loves to run and has since he was a toddler (try catching a running toddler), has strong strong legs, has had to either curb or avoid running because of knee pain already.
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Likecandy7
03:47 PM on 06/07/2013
The isn't rocket science - the faster you move your body, the more calories you burn. Is this really that complicated???
04:03 PM on 06/07/2013
Was I talking about burning calories? Reread my post, please.
01:47 PM on 06/06/2013
I walk 2-4 miles daily with weights every morning (especially now in the 100+ degree Southwest temps), yet I rarely see people - a few cyclers. And my very 'fit' daughter can't keep my pace!
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Blackspeare
01:43 PM on 06/06/2013
I remember awhile back that my doctor told me I should lose 40 pounds and to begin with he wanted me to walk 5 miles a day for a month and then he'd review the results. At the end of thirty days I called the doctor and he asked how much I weighed. I said how the heck should I know, I'm 150 miles from home!
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02:00 PM on 06/06/2013
LOL!
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DynamicMentalFitness
02:14 PM on 06/06/2013
ROTFL!!!!! That's funny right thar, I don't care who y'are!
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PowerPridePinstripes
27 and Counting!
01:42 PM on 06/06/2013
My knees are not the best.. but I love running. I'm going to run my first and only marathon -- just as a personal goal for me. Once I finish running (the Marine Corps Marathon) this october, I'll take up swimming and other things that are not as jarring on my knees..now, i'm still serving, so I have to ensure i'm able to pass my PT test and not just pass it, but do extremly well... so, I'll more than likely continue running, but not with all the miles I do each week during my MCM training..
01:41 PM on 06/06/2013
My wife and I walk 2 miles a day at least 4 days a week. The only time I'm going to run is if someone with a gun (and can't shoot) is chasing me...
01:40 PM on 06/06/2013
'I simply run to live..."
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wambam55
Hawkish fit lib,just like Obama
02:58 PM on 06/06/2013
Just the opposite for me.
01:37 PM on 06/06/2013
I agree 100%
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FreedomFighter2012
01:24 PM on 06/06/2013
My grandfather never ran a day in his life and lived to 104...but he did walk a lot.
JJRED01
Born Kansan moved to SoCal. Too extremes.
02:10 PM on 06/06/2013
Reminds me of an old joke.

Little Johny sitting on a bench enjoying his candy bar. Beside him is an empty wrapper from the previous candy bar along with a third candy bar.

So a woman sits down beside him and says, "You know eating all that junk food isn't good for you."

Johny replies, "Yeah well my grandpa lived to be 95."

The woman snortily inquires, "And he ate THREE candy bars a day??"

Johny retorts, "No. He minded his own darn business".
02:39 PM on 06/06/2013
There are so many holes in that logic.
Its a statistical sample of one you're using - If you get enough people to play Russian roulette every morning, one of them could be at it for a decade and survive.
80 years ago, our life styles were very different. He probably walked more places, ate less meat and fats, and soda and candy were treats not every day items.

The FACT is, people who exercise, will as a statistical whole, live longer. People who run, assuming they do so responsibly and don't get injured, are doing so in a very efficient (and in my opinion fun) way.
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FreedomFighter2012
05:52 PM on 06/06/2013
You are correct. However, long distance runners suffer more heart attacks than the average person.
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PhineasGage730
01:22 PM on 06/06/2013
I couldn't even get through this article...is it really about whether running is better than walking? Was this actually a question people didn't know about? Seriously?
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edejan
01:22 PM on 06/06/2013
Running sounds fine when you're young but it is murder on your joints. And, believe me, the pain and suffering you'll go through in your later years from this damage is not worth the putative health benefits. Man's anatomy developed to walk great lengths, more so than any other mammal. Use common sense and walk.
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xentrica
02:05 PM on 06/06/2013
Better yet, ride bike or swim.
abbraxus
Parental Discretion Is Advised
01:16 PM on 06/06/2013
One good way to start running is to walk the distance between telephone polls, then "jog" the next interval. After that becomes routine, "jog" two telephone pole lengths and walk one, etc. However see my comment below about how I feel about running in general.
01:10 PM on 06/06/2013
Whether you walk, run or bike it is wonderful to use Charity Miles. "Now you can change the world just by walking, running or biking. All you need is an iPhone or an Android and the free Charity Miles app. As you walk, run or bike, the app will track your distance and you'll raise awareness and earn money for your charity:
* Bikers earn 10¢ per mile;
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