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Long slow walking vs intense runs. I know which is for ME!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

When I lived in the US Virgin Islands, I spent about 3 hrs a day..five days a week, walking at a fairly leisurely pace. I was participating in a volunteer ministry and many of my companions didn't like the heat, couldn't walk all that well or were elderly. Thus, our pace was not a speedy one. During the time I was there, my blood sugars stayed the point that I even went off the medications to control my blood sugar. I was always trying to figure out how to get exercise in each day..not realizing the benefits of the gentle walking each day.

NOW, here comes a study discussing what I discovered on my own. Have a look.

I am just NOT interested in running...running fast or jogging more slowly. Walking...that I enjoy. So, I know which is for ME! emoticon
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    emoticon Interesting article! Thanks for sharing.

    I love walking but with slight Arthritis in my hips walking for long periods (eg. round the block etc.) is now out of the question. But do enjoy water walking as it is much easier on the joints.

    1893 days ago
    Thanks. I will enjoy the article, I am sure.
    1893 days ago
    I am now reading SP standing up! I am a walker anyway, but I could spend a lot less time sitting if I tried!
    1894 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the article. Very informative! I think it definitely makes a lot of sense.
    1894 days ago
    What a fabulous article. I've always been a believer in looking for diets/exercise that resembles most what Jehovah designed our bodies for. I dont think Jehovah meant Adam to run from animal to animal naming them...but I do think he designed him to mostly walk and then occasionally run with an animal for pure pleasure.
    Loved the article thank you.
    1894 days ago
    I love walking as well. Just wish I could do more of it. Will be trying the treadmill again here soon if my body will allow it.
    1894 days ago
  • DR1939
    I'm with you. I love walking.
    1894 days ago
    Walking / Standing are perhaps the most beneficial form of exercise the Bi-Ped (Humans) have. They exercise the largest muscle group in the body, which promotes health blood flow and regulates the amount of oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body. When they sleep everything tends to want to sleep as well!

    Now I know why I should walk the dogs!
    Save the running for four legged critters!

    Thanks for the info, Asta
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    1894 days ago
    Even as well and healthy as I m getting, I still have NO desire to run either. It's unnatural to jar your body like that and my body couldnt handle it
    1894 days ago
    Although I am picking up the pace a bit, I still enjoy walking! emoticon
    1894 days ago
    I, too, love walking. Although I'm picking up the pace a bit, still not at all like running or jogging. I enjoy the pace, and walking with my Mr. Quincy dog is my favorite. Increasing the number of steps per day is my commitment to increasing my calorie burning. I live in a beautiful place (although cold this time of year), and I so enjoy walks where I can her the birds, watch the deer, and the changing of the seasons as spring and summer unfold. Glad there is someone else who enjoys the 'walking'. And thanks for the links .. great info.
    1894 days ago
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