Do you prefer to jog, walk, or vary it up?

United States
October 9, 2008 9:38pm CST
I personally like walking better but I try to push myself to jog a bit as well to vary things. I recently did some research to find out if jogging was better for your health, but I discovered the results of walking and jogging are almost identical, and walking is safer because it's lower impact than jogging. More info: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1017588/jogging_vs_walking_is_one_better_for.html?cat=50
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
10 Oct 08
I can hardly walk now, jogging is completely out of the question, walking is better for people with heart conditions etc.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I don't have a heart condition but I do have breathing problems. So I walk as opposed to running/jogging. I walk my dog almost daily weather permmitting. Otherwise I walk plenty doing gardening and household chores. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I have never been the type of person for getting exercise even though I know it is really good for a persons body and a persons health but if it comes down to me having to choose to either walk or jog I would choose to walk every time because I think walking definitely is healthier,because if you walk you are less likely to get out of breath,and you can take your time,and not over exert yourself like you could in jogging,and jogging could end up doing more damage then good when it comes to your health.
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• Philippines
10 Oct 08
i used to do a lot of walking but my new method now is to walk up and down the stairs. its more effective imo ^^
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• United States
18 Oct 08
I heard that is one of the BEST exercises -- stair climbing! Keep it up. :)
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
I prefer running since you burn more fats and calories on running compared when your just walking. I feel energetic even though it is stressful at some point but after i was done with the exercise i feel better and healthier. Now that i am pregnant i stop for a while and usually spend my time in the pool walking. It feels good when i did the exercise underwater. I will go back to my exercise routine after i gave birth though.
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• United States
18 Oct 08
That's actually untrue -- they both burn the SAME amount of calories. Only difference is you can go farther in the same amount of time jogging, but if you do the same distance, such as 1 mile, whether you walk, jog, or run, it is very similar amount of calories burned.
@my2boys (821)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I prefer walking. When i walk i can enjoy my surroundings and the weather more. I also like to walk so that I can take my kids with me. It is good for the family to get outside and exercise together.
• United States
18 Oct 08
I agree. It's great you all do something healthy together as a family! More families should. :)
@yenwie84 (1345)
• Malaysia
11 Oct 08
I prefer walking too. Jogging always make me terribly exhausted and tired. I will have my muscle pain whenever I jog. Lol. From what I know,brisk walking is better than jogging. I never search out the reasons.
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I love walking! I like taking time to enjoy the scenary and take life at a slower pace. Sometimes though when I'm feeling lazy on working out I will jog/run but mostly I just like to walk. I walk my dog a few times a day and it's nice to get out in the fresh air and take it all in.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I prefer to walk, but occassionally, I will jog or run with my kids. I have a very bad back, so it isn't often that I am able to run like I used to. My kids love it when we are out for a walk, and I suddenly look at them and say, "Okay, let's race". They think it is amazing that their mom can still run pretty fast at times.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Oct 08
I walk. I don't want to deal with the impact on my hips and knees from jogging.
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• United Kingdom
10 Oct 08
I prefer walking over jogging! I don't do either outside though! I have three fitness machines within my flat and so I'm exercising on these three times per week. I see you write for Associated Content! I too write for them, well I have just started, only one article published at the present time! Anyway, I find walking outside a little boring! I know the fresh air is good for you and so forth but all the same, I would rather be exercising on my machines at home. Andrew
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
Walking is the safest, simplest, and best form of exercise. It must be brisk walking though in order to achieve the best benefits. So we do not really need to push ourselves to job if we find it too tough. As it was written both have the same benefits. I do every day mix jogging and brisk walking while my hubby is into more of jogging. He is a man afterall so he can manage to jog and gets the satisfaction he desires. Besides jogging might be too vigorous to some and it could trigger heart attack so it is better to have walking. Besides when compared to jogging, walking causes less shock to the lower back, the hips, the knees, the ankles and the feet. Jogging can give forces to joints to impacts three to five times a person's body weight each step. But in walking the one foot always remains on the ground and there is shifting of body weight is more gentle so it is only one to one point five times the force of our body weight for each step. So it is better for us to just walk..walk... and walk!
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10 Oct 08
Well Personally i do both, i walk at least 5 miles in a day to keep my body fit. But as being a sports person i do jog as well to keep my stamina going, i dont do it every day but atleast i start to months prior before my cricket season start. But even if you walk its really good for your health.
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@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
10 Oct 08
Hello,Bethany! I love to work an hour in the morning in my garden.This benefits me in two ways namely it gives me some fresh vegetables and fruits and it is also a good exercise.Besides in the evening I go for a walk in the park.thanx.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
10 Oct 08
I will prefer to run and jog ^_^ Jogging is far too slow for me.. Maybe i've been running for yrs and thus, i no longer like to jog, and i will still prefer to walk at times when i'm not running.. hehe U are right.. There isn't much difference between walking and jogging because of the energy we use, time and distance covered ^_^ Walking is safer because it won't hurt our knees as compared to jogging.. Because of the motions, our knee caps absorb the impact from landing on the ground, and thus after some time, our knees will hurt.. and thts' a long term wear and tear if we dun take good care of it ^_^ Thus for ple whom wanna start, start will walking b4 combining both, and alstly to runs, for more effectiveness ^_^
@icegermany (2524)
• India
10 Oct 08
i really want to do walking and to have some excercise to the body and keep myself fit but as the weather is so bad, its so cold outside, and foggy and i would never step out and i feel lazy to step out. hence i had joined gymnastic to do my excercises. but i wish if summer is back and then with out any worries i will be able to do walking and also my son can play out. but due to cold weather i dont take him out as its the time of new season and this point there are chabnces of falling ill and i dont want it to happen with us again as the first turn of getting effected by cold is over and if it happens again it would be the second turn and it becomes very difficult for me to manage.
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@bvdev234 (304)
• India
10 Oct 08
Walking and jogging doesn’t have the same result. Jogging is the best thing to take. When one informed to take walk, what he is recommended to do is to take brisk walk and not casual. So what happens is people will take casual walk, which is not at all an exercise. So I said the best recommendation would be to have jog. I like jogging, or brisk walk.
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• United States
10 Oct 08
I love to bike mostly. I have to walk because I had a hip replacement a couple of years ago so running will just wear down my new hip faster and I don't want to go through another hip replacement before its time. If I have to walk I usually try to do a mile a day and that helps burn off what I ate. I'll check out your article, good luck.
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@bestie (1458)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
I prefer walking...even if you just walk it's still good.it's helpful and also good for the heart.
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@mayrah (1128)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
Hello Bethany, personally I would prefer walking than jogging, Walking is good exercise. And it's not that tiring. I feel more relaxed when walking rather than jogging. You know what, I used to walk with my friends very often. Our routine goes like this she'll drop by my house and asked me to walk with her going to plaza which is about one kilometer or less from our house.
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• United States
10 Oct 08
I love to walk, my only problem is I hate to go walking by myself. I have tried listening to music while walking, and even tried listening to books on tape, but its just not the same as having someone to go walking with.
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