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Would walking get in the way of a workout?

A friend of mine started walking about an hour a day earlier this year, and now, 6 months later, says he has lost the enthusiasm to start his other anaerobic workouts. [more inside]
posted by circular on Sep 3, 2014 - 13 answers

a spikely joint

I've been having knee pain recently resulting from physical activity. Will it get better with time, or do I have to choose between accepting it and taking a long break? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jun 23, 2014 - 7 answers

Why am I having leg, ankle and foot pains when I walk and jog?

I recently started a mix of walking and jogging for an hour a day, to help me lose weight. I'm about a hundred pounds overweight and until now have been pretty sedentary. Since I started walking and jogging, I've had aching, tight pains in my shins, ankles and heels. What could be causing this? Is there anything I can do to prevent it from happening? [more inside]
posted by qi on Jun 23, 2014 - 28 answers

I was that kid who was always picked last in gym class

Exercise was never my “thing”, but now I need to make it my “thing”. I’m pushing 50 years old, and my sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll in the form of borderline-high blood pressure, various aches & pains, and a susceptibility to becoming easily tired. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Apr 22, 2014 - 34 answers

How to change walking style/gait to save on laundry bills?

I 'kick up' a lot when I walk in damp conditions; when it's raining I have mud splashed up the back of my calf to my knee within five minutes. Others do not, so why? How do I stop it? [more inside]
posted by AFII on Mar 6, 2014 - 16 answers

Help me feel better about my slow walking!

Please help me feel better about walking at a pace of 15 min/mile! I usually walk my two dogs for an hour every evening at what I thought was a fairly fast pace. I recently downloaded an app to my iphone that tracks my walking and provides my pace which turns out to be a snail like 15 minutes per mile. Yikes - that seems so slow - I just need some encouragement that I'm not a big loser!
posted by Minos888 on Aug 11, 2012 - 37 answers

How can I stop hurting myself when I exercise?

How can I stop hurting myself when I exercise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2012 - 25 answers

Walking a half marathon

I want to walk a half marathon. My city's marathon is next fall, so I have plenty of time to get ready. I found various training plans online that range from 12-16 weeks, but that's really not what my question is about. I'm wondering, since I have almost a year till then, what should I do be doing now? Does it matter? I'm in good health but haven't exercised consistently lately. Also, general walking-a-half advice is very welcome!
posted by trillian on Nov 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Modified Couch to 5K?

Inspired by this question, I've decided to finally go for the Couch to 5k. I'm currently reading through the excellent threads on here, but I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Nov 10, 2011 - 10 answers

How to make walking a thorough workout?

I'm switching from running to walking as my regular form of exercise but am concerned about getting as much of a workout from walking; any tips? [more inside]
posted by braemar on Sep 11, 2011 - 17 answers

It's all about my personal best

What should my speed goal be to walk a 5k? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Aug 31, 2011 - 22 answers

My workout isn't working out. Um, help?

My workout isn't working out. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Mar 16, 2011 - 36 answers

Exercise: how do I push myself without damaging myself?

I strain a muscle too frequently when I exercise. How am I supposed to get stronger? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Feb 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Tell me about chiwalking

Do you have any experience with ChiWalking? Has it helped you prevent / recover from injuries? Helped you get fit? Made your life awesome? [more inside]
posted by angiep on Feb 18, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I give my body the focus and attention it needs?

What's the best way for a young, non-athletic, mostly out-of-shape male to get in touch with his body and feel good about himself? (More details inside.) [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Nov 20, 2010 - 20 answers

Back pain when walking?

After a near lifetime of depression I am finally coming out the other side of it, albeit tentatively. I feel energized enough to start exercising daily as my doctor has advised. Sounds great, eh? The problem? I'm 100lbs overweight and my body is screaming no at me. Help me figure out how to overcome the aches to keep going. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Oct 28, 2010 - 62 answers

Monologues give me the catharsis I need to get going.

I'm looking for podcasts or other spoken word recordings, with the feel of the early Henry Rollins or recent Marc Maron: strongly cathartic, really aggro, with quasi-intellectual ambitions, seemingly able to talk on any issue, vaguely politically progressive, sometimes hyperpersonal. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Aug 5, 2010 - 12 answers

What am I doing to my foot?

I've taken up walking on a treadmill lately, and as I ramp up the intensity I seem to be bruising one small spot on one foot. I'm not sure what I'm doing to cause it. It's not a shoe issue. I get this whether I'm wearing regular running shoes or my Vibrams. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Jul 9, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I improve my (unusual) exercise regime?

How can I improve my (unusual) exercise regime? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Mar 28, 2010 - 25 answers

Tasty tasty fumes, boring houses

How can I weigh the exercise benefits gained from walking against the damage caused by breathing exhaust? I like walking along busy city streets for miles, and I don't want to switch to quieter/duller residential roads, but I'm wondering if I should. [more inside]
posted by dreamyshade on Feb 24, 2010 - 8 answers

These boots weren't made for walking.

Another walking as exercise question. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jan 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Is walking sufficient exercise for someone in my situation?

Is walking sufficient exercise for someone in my situation? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Jan 24, 2010 - 30 answers

Walking in the cold, getting hot, then going to class. Ugh.

I'm trying to lose weight by walking, and I need suggestions for clothing to wear during the Chicago winters while walking outside, keeping in mind that I can't shower afterwards.... [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Sep 10, 2008 - 24 answers

Travelling to NYC for a week. Advise me how to keep my legs from running out of steam!

I'm going to be going to visit my best friend in NYC for a week, in a week. Last time I went for a weekend, I wore Payless shoes and went cross borough and wound up limping and having cankles as a result. I am a lot more sedentary in Arizona than I used to be back east-- and I am looking for suggestions of how to keep this trip as painfree as possible. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Dec 7, 2007 - 22 answers

Too heavy for Couch to 5k?

I just had a doctor tell me I'm too heavy to run the Couch to 5k program. Is this really true? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Sep 18, 2007 - 62 answers

How can an extremely obese and underconditioned man begin exercising?

Is walking at your normal walking rate, but increasing the distance you walk, sufficient enough to be considered exercise? Can anyone recommend exercises for people who are very underconditioned and extremely obese, but not in poor cardiac health? And, finally, is there a medical professional who is the equivalent of a gym's personal trainer? (More inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2007 - 38 answers

Walking formula ?

Is there a simple formula to calculate how many calories are used during walking exercise ? [more inside]
posted by matholio on Oct 15, 2006 - 7 answers

So... what will running do to one's body?

So... what will running do to one's body? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Aug 12, 2006 - 24 answers

Chafing

Joggers, Hikers and Marathon walkers, your attention please! I love to walk, but experience troubles with chafing. For particularly long walks (5 hours and beyond), I used to use a product called Chafe Eez, manufactured by a now apparently defunct company called Second Wind. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by tomble on Dec 13, 2004 - 10 answers

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