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LEMAE47 SparkPoints: (2,361)
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4/16/13 8:31 P

Thank you for responding

LEMAE47 SparkPoints: (2,361)
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4/16/13 8:31 P

Thanks for the answer coach NANCY

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4/14/13 11:16 P

A taller person may cover more distance per stride, but they are also burning more calories per stride, as it takes more effort to move the leg through a longer distance.

I agree with Coach Nancy - it is the total distance walked that matters.

M@L

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4/14/13 9:30 P

Hi LEMAE47,

Leg length is not a factor when it comes to a walking test, such as the Rockport Walking test--it's the amount of distance covered in the time.

Coach Nancy

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4/14/13 9:14 P

Which walking test are you talking about?

LEMAE47 SparkPoints: (2,361)
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4/14/13 9:03 P

I read the time gauge of the walk fitness test, for my age and being female, but is here an adjustment for length of legs? I have short legs and when I walk with someone with long legs I can barely keep up.

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