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Old 01-08-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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Speed walking or jogging?

which is better? i read in an artical that speed walking is better than jogging/running because you can maintain a steady pace without becoming tired too easy, and that you burn the same amount of fat as you would jogging. To me im not too sure if it is true, i would have thought that since jogging is harder, it pushes your body further, causing you to lose more fat

can someone please help me out? thanks

 
Old 01-09-2007, 11:50 AM   #2
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Re: Speed walking or jogging?

Higher intensities are almost *always* better. But if you're a beginner, speed walking is a good start, but trying intervals of jogging is what will increase your fitness and endurance. If you never bump up the intensity, you'll never improve.
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:29 PM   #3
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Re: Speed walking or jogging?

Running is also a lot harder on your joints...I had to give it up because it was causing me knee problems...now I just walk or do low impact aerobics or the ellipitical machine at the gym.

 
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