29 Dec '15, 6pm

WomensHealthMag: Walking vs. running: how many calories are you really burning?

A few months ago I got into an argument with someone who's far smarter than I am. I should have known better, but you know how these things go. Needless to say, I lost the argument. Still, I learned something important in the process. David Swain is a bicyclist who likes to ride across the country every couple of years. Since I spend most of my time on my feet, I figured I could teach him something about walking and running. Perhaps I should have paid more attention to Swain's Ph.D. in exercise physiology, his position as director of the Wellness Institute and Research Center at Old Dominion University, and his work on the "Metabolic Calculations" appendix to the American College of Sports Medicine's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. Both Swain and I are interested in the fitness-health connection, which makes walking and running great subjects for discussi...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/weight-loss/how-many-calories...

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