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Sounds possible that you have shin splits http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_splints They will go away with some time off. This is common with individuals who are new to the level of training that are taking on. My recommendation is to rest for 3 days and start again (rest means you don't have to stop training, just don't do what you have been) As ...


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Based on your description this sounds like a very common side stitch (see the wiki entry here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side_stitch). As explained in the article (which was informative for me even though I have experienced these off and on when exercising for as long as I can remember) there can be a few factors causing this. For me, it generally ...


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If you want to win a 5k, walking is a great start, but will probably not get you there on its own. Fast walking will help you build a strong base level of aerobic fitness. Your heart and lungs will develop and improve your capacity for running. After you build this base, your cardiovascular system needs to learn to function efficiently as you approach (or ...


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The human body is a very adaptable machine. In no time at all it can adapt to most any kind of condition it is put through. This is why exercise becomes easier over time. The body becomes more efficient at the particular exercise because it expects it and makes the required changes to perform the exercise. Your body has gotten used to the 30 minute jog ...


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It seems that you have two questions. If I understand your post correctly, your first question could be posed as follows: "Is it possible that my 2.79M walk burns the same amount of calories as my 40min cardio routine?" Answer: Not likely. The link that you provided in your question shows a workout routine that is much higher intensity than just walking. ...


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You can actually burn that amount of calories by walking, but remember that the calories include the ones burned by your organism at rest. If you would sit down instead of walking you would also burn calories because every live cell in your body needs energy for normal processes. That being said, you have to know that calories are NOT the only thing you have ...


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You're hitting all the right targets - some strength training, some cardio, watching your diet, and the results are obvious. Instead of micro-optimizing by worrying about heart rate zones, just do whatever you can be most consistent at and keep doing it. Fitness is a long game.


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I wouldn't put too much emphasis on the heart rate zones and calorie numbers. The general rule of thumb for fat loss is the two extremes. Walking and sprinting. Joggingis the middle ground and it can get you in trouble if you do too much of it (eg. overproduction of cortisol, fat storing hormone). The daily walking you are doing sounds great for your goals. ...


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Zoomed out a bit, I'd look at the other 23 hours a day and realize that your 14 minute/mile walk (while certainly better than nothing) isn't really going to have a huge dent on your daily caloric intake. Additionally, a sugar laced mound of carbohydrates doesn't really fit into a solid nutrition plan on a daily basis. That bun, because of the sugar and ...


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If you've seen benefits from it, keep doing it. Regardless of how it compares to other sorts of exercises, if it is working for you, then it is most definitely "valuable exercise". The only point I could attempt to make in support of your friend would be to say that running in place likely will not be as beneficial if you're trying to build up endurance ...


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Gradually moving towards barefooting and minimalist shoes (xero shoes, vivobarefoot, vibram five fingers) solved the issue for me. If you search the web about this, you will find very controversial information. Some sources point at going barefoot as a cause of plantar fasciitis, other ones state that it helps solving it, by reinforcing the feet muscles ...


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Depending on how much your gait is off, you will require that much support. If its only minor and you usually walk, then you dont have any serious concerns, but if you are having discomfort or you jog often, then you need to buy a shoe specifically designed for your gait. In fact i have the same issue with a slight gait and i often run and sprint too. I ...


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I'm in the same boat myself. I don't have an authoritative answer to it, but I think it really just boils down to any given form of exercise targets a different form of muscular and cardiovascular exertion and performing a particular set of motions has an aggregate positive effect, but doesn't necessarily apply to the next set of motions. Walking is a ...



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