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Walking vs Jogging

 
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This may be a bit trivial. But, want to know, which is better and why?
I want to start some exercise sooner and my preference - jogging.
 
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Better for what?

Jogging may be better exercise for most people, but people who are very unfit will probably do better to walk at first.

Jogging is a faster way of getting somewhere over a short time period, but it is not so good if you don't want to arrive there hot and sweaty.

Jogging may be fun, but then a nice stroll is more relaxing.
 
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Originally posted by Raghav Sam:
This may be a bit trivial. But, want to know, which is better and why?
I want to start some exercise sooner and my preference - jogging.



Walking is better than nothing. Jogging can be bad for knees. Cycling is possibly better than both: higher cardiovascular effect than walking, but low impact. Mind you, you might get run over.

My suggestion would be to play football or something. Its much easier to run after a target than just run for the sake of running. If you play a sport you tend to stop thinking about the time you've spent exercising/the distance you've travelled/the calories you've burned etc. You think about who's winning the game, which is a much easier way to exercise.
 
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When I go to office its jogging and walking while returning.
 
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
Better for what?

Jogging may be better exercise for most people, but people who are very unfit will probably do better to walk at first.

Jogging is a faster way of getting somewhere over a short time period, but it is not so good if you don't want to arrive there hot and sweaty.

Jogging may be fun, but then a nice stroll is more relaxing.



Okay, I am 32 now and have been planning for some sort of a basic exercise to keep me fit. Any basic activity say around 30 mins is what I am looking at. My concern is I read somewhere that jogging can cause injuries to joints. So, over the long-run a stroll may be better?
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I learnt too late - but one of the keys to prevent sports injuiries is to warm up and stretch properly. Yip - did some running in the past - got shin splints (we were running in 'cheap' boots). Now I tend to do a bit of running (football [round ball]), but mostly swimming and cycling - less impact on the joints.
 
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My suggestion would be to play football or something. Its much easier to run after a target than just run for the sake of running. If you play a sport you tend to stop thinking about the time you've spent exercising/the distance you've travelled/the calories you've burned etc. You think about who's winning the game, which is a much easier way to exercise.



Yeah Paul, thats true....i prefer badminton.
 
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Sport can be fun, but there are not many sports out there that you can play on your own - and that's important, because its not always easy to plan a game of tennis or a match on short notice - especially when everyone is so mad busy! If its an option, a game or something is more fun but if not, jogging, once you get into it, can be quite an enjoyable and rewarding experience, IMHO.
 
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Walking with nordic walking poles.
 
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Originally posted by Ajay Mathew:
Walking with nordic walking poles.


That is interesting!

I have decided to go for jogging right now, atleast to start with. I need to shake off all those rusted body parts and jogging seems to be a overall workout. I do cycle to work (short distance - 10 mins). I will also do some basic stretching exercises. Any other ideas welcome.
 
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Sex. Lot of Sex. No, seriously!
 
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Originally posted by Ashok Mash:
Sex. Lot of Sex. No, seriously!



On your own?
 
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Originally posted by Rahul Bhattacharjee:
When I go to office its jogging and walking while returning.



Its reverse here...
 
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On your own?



Whatever suits - own, with another person, sheep etc etc - basically burn some calories and have some fun while at it!
 
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Walking 1 mile and jogging 1 mile burn the same amount of calories, however, jogging is better cardio because the heartrate increases and jogging takes less time. But for a start go for distance, walk at first and then progress to jogging.

Also find routes with a variety of terrian and maybe even stairs that you have to climb.
 
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