Running Vs. Walking pg3

Your flatmate swears by lunchtime runs to keep fit, while a colleague reckons it’s walking everywhere that keeps her in shape. Here’s how to know what workout will work for you. For Weight Loss Surprisingly, walkers are susceptible to exactly the same injuries as runners, but a walker’s risk of being injured is much lower. Running The top five running… Read more →

Your flatmate swears by lunchtime runs to keep fit, while a colleague reckons it’s walking everywhere that keeps her in shape. Here’s how to know what workout will work for you.

For Weight Loss Surprisingly, walkers are susceptible to exactly the same injuries as runners, but a walker’s risk of being injured is much lower.

Running
The top five running injuries are shin splints, blisters, runner’s knee, Achilles tendonitis and inflammation of the foot. How to avoid them? ‘Most injuries occur when people wear shoes that look good, but aren’t right for the activity,’ says Cawte. Ask a professional fitter to recommend the right running shoes for you, and rotate your shoes every six months.

Walking
While walking is more gentle on your joints than running, you still need to protect yourself by choosing low-impact training surfaces such as grass, dirt, athletics tracks and a treadmill. And keep an eye on the soles of your shoes – if they show excessive wear on the inner sides, you overpronate (your foot rolls inwards). Look for shoes with motion-control and stability.

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For The Joints
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