Portland Personal Trainer | Run or Walk?
Are you a runner or an avid walker or wogger? A lot of us will start off jogging/running and then when we get older or injured we will slow it down and continue to wog (Walk/Jog). If you look at caloric expenditure for a 30-minute time span, a runner is going to burn more calories than someone who is walking. Basically, you will have to walk for an hour to match the caloric expenditure of what a runner does in a half-hour (give or take a few calories). The downside of running is that it is creates a lot of wear and tear on our joints, muscles, tendons and bones. I do understand the great feeling you get when you run and the excellent sweat you generate from pushing your body up those hills and then getting a great pace on the flats. Some people think walking is just too boring and it takes too long to get results, but in the long-term your body will appreciate it. If you want to continue to walk and burn even more calories, then hiking is something that you can incorporate.Thanks,Kisar DhillonThe Portland Personal TrainerThe Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137Portland, Oregon 97214(503) 953-0241