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Walking to lose weight - what should I expect?

Diet. Don't fall for the BS low-carb, only eat watermelon on a full moon, except when dark chocolate has been conjured by a sorcerer diet. Those diet systems might work, but they're hard to sustain ...
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Benefits of Overhead KB Walks

Congratulations, you found the secret muscle group, technically known as the "everything". Being slightly more serious, loaded carries are one of the best exercises you can do to improve strength, ...
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Did walking & stretching on my rest day made my lower back sore?

You're sore Wednesday because you squatted Monday. Soreness from lifting can easily last two or three days, and even get worse on later days. It's called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS. ...
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Spreading aerobic activity

Yeah, you are free to spread out the activity however you want and it will give you similar benefits. Keep in mind that 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise is a recommendation to keep the general ...
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Can walking fast help run fast?

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 ...
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treadmills vs walking

To answer which one burns more calories, that's pretty straightforward math. Steady state cardio burns calories based upon intensity level x amount of calories per minute . In order to get that number ...
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Can muscle glycogen be fully replenished with any food source that contains glucose?

Yes, it's a process called glycogenesis. Your larger issue is simply about calories. While your body can produce glycogen from spinach (as an example), there's only 105 calories in a pound of spinach. ...
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Ball vs heel strike when walking or light jogging?

The Gait Cycle Gait essentially is a transition between repeated loss of balance and recovery. During movement there is a cyclic transfer between potential and kinetic energy which will minimize the ...
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Does walking, running and jogging improve the health?

Well, yes this improves your general health. You don't need to work out every day to be a healthy person. The only reason many people work out is because a lot of people have jobs in which they sit in ...
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Getting blister-y feet after long evening walks

I experience a lot of various problems with distance walking. As far as I have seen, fancy shoes or insoles do not make much of a difference. In some cases, this aid can help, but in some cases, it ...
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Walking/jogging/sprinting causes pain in the abdomen?

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 ...
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Running on the spot vs walking

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 ...
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Pain in Front Part of Leg

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 ...
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Can step counting goals be considered effective exercise?

This is a surprisingly tricky question to answer. What is fairly unambiguous is that, for most people, increasing activity will correlate with better health. As a race, we are becoming more sedentary ...
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Should your pelvis rotate when you walk and run?

It seems that you've already answered above in the question. I'd just like to add at least two thoughts. 1st is that there are several running techniques, such as pose, and evolution running, to ...
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Correlation between weight to loose, target number of days and steps to walk each day

Your request is overly simplistic. That’s why you haven’t been able to find any reliable information. It’s difficult to develop the correlation you want because each of us is an individual capable ...
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My body has adapted to walking

Walking with less weight is obviously easier, so you are now burning fewer calories for the same distance. It does feel easier and you are not getting out of breath any more, doesn’t it? (Good things! ...
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Ball vs heel strike when walking or light jogging?

As Mike described - depends. When you walk - typically you start with heel. There are some phases like foot locking. When walking that is effective, as things developed during evolution. When running -...
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Walking in order to burn fat

Unfortunately the answer to your question seems to be: NO. Layne Norton knows more about this topic than most and here is an article he wrote about it: BEST FORM OF CARDIO FOR BODYBUILDING? As you can ...
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Getting blister-y feet after long evening walks

To prevent blisters and the feeling that your feet are damaged after few hours of walking, get some shoes with thick and hard to bend soles. More like light hiking shoes. Don't think to get some soft ...
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How to make a slow walking burn more calories?

Try some wrist and or ankle weights - or even a weight vest depending on the climate. You aren't quite going to get the same effect as if you were moving faster but you are going to be making it more ...
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What's the best depth for water walking?

Expert level is walking on top! (Sorry—I couldn't resist.) What you have seen on YouTube is typical, but there is no ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’ depth at which to walk. There are two general purposes for ...
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50 km / 30 mi march in a week - how to prepare?

For seven days, just very light trainings/rest would suffice. I think you'll both make it hopefully since the time limit of 12 hours is too high. For the Next Time: Prepare in Advance It's just a ...
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Brisk walking and weight loss calculation

No The caloric deficit will be compensated by fat burning again, so, let's consider another 350 kcal from fat. This is not what happens. Your caloric deficit was generated by the brisk walk. If you ...
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Relative benefits of jogging and walking

The Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET), a measurement of the rate at which an activity burns energy, scaled to the bodyweight of the person performing that activity, is likely a good way to compare ...
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Spreading aerobic activity

The recommendation of 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity comes from the World Health Organization's 2020 Adult Physical Activity Guidelines. These guidelines more precisely state that ...
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Walking long distance vs cardio

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 ...
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Should I eat before or after my exercise?

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 ...
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Why do I get more tired by walking than by running

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 ...
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How can I stop a burning sensation in the legs during/after walking?

This is likely a reaction from lack of oxygen due to shortage of breath. Your cells need oxygen and when they are starved, there is a build up of adenosine triphosphate that can cause a burning ...
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