(Closed) More effective dropping weight from walking vs running?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Interval training with both would get my vote -If thats even an option.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Only walking? No. It won’t get your heart rate going enough. But if you mix running with walking, like with the Couch to 5k program, it will get you acclimated to running longer distances without walking until eventually you can just run. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Doesn’t make a difference for me- but working out tones me.  I’m a runner though- I run 20 miles a week now, but I started with Couch to 5k.  For what its worth, I actually gained 7 lbs by overcompensating for my training with carbs, so be sure to achieve balance.

Incline walking burns about 10 cal / hr at a 4mph pace for a 145 lb woman

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Well, I will tell you this…I walk and don’t jog or run because I can’t because of two meniscus tears from over 7 years of karate training.  I have a bodybugg that tells me how many calories I burn.  When I walk for approximately 3 miles with 2 pound wrist waits on each hand, my bugg tells me I burned over 800 calories.  Of course I am power-walking, not regular walking.  I have also lost 40 pounds.  So as long as your not just ambling along, walking can and will help you lose weight (though I am plus sized still at the moment, so if you’re a lot smaller than me, it could be different).  However, if you’re going to walk instead of jog/run, you also need to really watch what you eat too.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Also, some may say I’ve lost the weight because of karate, but according to my body bugg, I burn more walking than I do during a class because a karate class isn’t always constant movement depending on what we’re doing in class.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Walking will help you lose weight if you are walking fast enough to get your heart rate up. I do Leslie Sansone Walk At Home and I have lost 22 pounds doing it. And it’s very brisk. The walking part of the mile is 11 minutes and then for the last 90 seconds of the mile you jog. You can break the DVD into miles. You can just do one mile or you can do all 5.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

high intensity interval training! run/walk/run/walk. quickest way to burn fat

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I manage my weight by walking — but I walk A LOT!  at least 3-4 days a week, I take a walk during my lunch break. I aim for steep hills and walk very briskly. I’m usually a little sweaty when I’m done.

on top of that, I walk for nearly all my errands (thankfully my neighborhood is very walkable). so every time my friends and I want to get together, that is usually a 1 mile walk each way. grocery store? about 1/2 mile. I live on the 6th floor and take the stairs as much as possible. you get the picture. I drive only about once a week.

I think the only reason I can keep this all up is the fact that I love to walk. if you have an exercise that you love, then that is probably the best exercise for you! I hate gyms, running, and sports, so this is the best choice for me.

PS: my cholesterol went way down after I started walking every day — w/o even changing my diet!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not to brag but I’m one of those lucky ones that do not have to watch what I eat or worry about my weight.  I still fit into my dress not matter what I eat.  My mom bought a really nice dress that she wants to look good in so she’s been walking and jogging to lose weight. LOL, it’s so funny because she gets so mad at me when she see me eat ice cream, cookies, McDonald’s, and whole bunch of other high calorie foods and I haven’t lost or gained a single pound.  I’m still 116 lbs. However, my mom has lost 10 pounds just by watching what she eat and walking so I guess it works. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Losing weight is all about burning more calories than your consuming. So whether your walking, running, swimming, cycling, flying….it’s all about burning those calories. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Interval training combined with weight training is the best because you get the “afterburn”.  I wouldn’t worry so much about your weight, but how your clothes fit.  That’s my two cents!  

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