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Running vs Walking...

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ethics, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Seems like it's 10 year mark about Running/Jogging coming to for again. Look, if you like running, God bless you but being that I've played a goalie all of my life (knees) and have had many conversations with specialists about legs, exercise, joints, etc... WALKING is superior.

    What does running do to your brain?

    The Benefits of Running vs. Walking

    Two are the latest of articles (there's many more coming out) but do yourself a favor, read the BEST benefit of walking. It has been my partner in getting through anything and everything. I can not stress (no pun intended) enough the both physical and mental benefit of walking MINUS the 70% chance ALL runners have of an injury.

    Why Walking Helps Us Think
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  2. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    A friend of ours is a physical therapist and sports trainer. I once asked him what sports/activities he sees creating the most injuries.

    #1 on his list was running.

    Surprisingly, #2 was golf. Something about the twisting motion causing back injuries. Go figure!
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  3. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    With my arthritic knees my jogging career is over. Fortunately I can still work out on the elliptical.
  4. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Give me walking any day! My time as a runner when I was in my late 20s was cut short when I woke up one morning and discovered that I could only walk comfortably on my tiptoes. The pain was excruciating! I like to take in my environment when I'm walking. It relaxes me. It is also good for "sorting things out."
  5. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    I have a long-ago back injury. If I am shoveling anything in the garden, I have to remind myself to turn my whole body when I'm throwing the earth off the shovel. Forgetting to do that gives me a bad backache, so I see where they are coming from re golf.
  6. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Walking, for sure. I have lost close to 60 pounds since last winter. Only about 10 pounds to go until I am at the weight I was at when I retired from the military. I look and feel good. Of course, having a girlfriend helps with that extra exercise routine. :D
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  7. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Those extra 30 seconds really add up. ;)
  8. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old School Conservative

    I routinely walk 2-3 miles on the weekends when I have errands to run (no POV at the moment). I go walking with a Granny cart to get what I need.

    I can't run, ever again. Well, I could, but every step is a 50/50 shot I misstep with my dead leg and end up on my face and/or severely twisted ankle. If you see me running it will be due to the fact that something big, ugly and hungry is chasing me.

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