Walking as an exercise?

Philippines
September 2, 2012 11:07am CST
Now, now, yeah I admit it, I often do the proper exercising (once in a blue moon maybe). Hmmm but I came to think, if walking is considered as a good exercise too? (Yeah I have read a few articles about it, but I want to hear your own experience). I do it a lot, my only way of transportation to the office is riding on a jeepney. Whenever I get off from the jeep, I still need to walk (so that's my way of exercise, like it'll took me 300 steps, or more) not too sure, I'll check it later and get back here tomorrow for update tehehe. So, is walking back and forth (going and leaving the office) good enough without the proper exercise, like what the others are doing?
5 responses
@challs12 (549)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 12
Yes walking is a good exercise for your heart. But walking just from your vehicle to office and vice versa is ain't enough to cater your exercise need a day. Unless you walk half kilometer from your jeep to office then it enough.
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
Hmmm I see, but even if it took me like 300 steps or more? xD I'll post a picture by tomorrow, I can say it's nearly far ;D And so maybe, I'll start the proper exercise too 'cause I'm having baby fats already from eating much xD
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
Tehehe, is that so? Hmmm I guess that'll make me lose weight (to mention I'm on the eight floor, hahaha). I guess I'll start with the basic exercise (the one kindergartens do) LOL but thanks for the suggestion.
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
Walking with different intensities like from a slow walk to brisk walking will actually burn more calories than walking with the same pace the whole time. Vanessa, you are skinny. You need not to lose weight. Eat vegetables please!!! hehehe :D
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
4 Sep 12
The usual way of walking that is considered to be beneficial is called brisk walking. You may wanna check this site on what is the pace of brisk walking compared to normal walking. http://walking.about.com/od/workouts/a/Brisk-Walking.htm
• Philippines
4 Sep 12
I'll check that one out when I get home, unfortunately I can't check it now since it is blocked by our WebSense here in the office. Thanks jenny, happy myLotting!
• United States
4 Sep 12
Walking is great exercise. Maybe you do want to go a little further though. I have a treadmill at home because the weather around here makes it difficult to walk - it's either too hot, too cold, raining or snowing. And the roads around here aren't meant for walking. You have to walk on the shoulder of the road and it slopes causing my ankles to hurt. Keep it up though, do what you can!
• Philippines
4 Sep 12
I will, thanks for the encouragement Christine. I'll try to do jogging in the weekends =D and basic exercises. Keep healthy and Happy myLotting!
@myklops (180)
4 Sep 12
Certain distance, effort and time spent in walking must be met before we can consider walking as a sufficient form of exercise.
• Philippines
4 Sep 12
I think that's enough of an exercise a day if you really don't have the time to do full sets of exercises. 30 mins of walking a day already burns you about a hundred calories, so if you do it twice a day, you already burned approximately 200 calories a day. Plus if you monitor what you eat, taking control of what you intake, you will decrease your weight. I just want to tell you that it is a long term commitment if you're thinking of decreasing your weight. If you're quite in a hurry, maybe you should do jogging and a bit of weight lifting for like thrice a week. Just don't forget to monitor what you eat then you'll end up smiling.