3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Thread Tools
Old 10-05-2010, 07:51 AM   #1
KathyinAL's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 62

S/C/G: 230/230/140

Height: 5'6

Default which is better?

Walking really fast/running for 30 minutes?

Walking briskly enough to increase heart rate for 60 minutes?

I could do either, but I can't decide where to set my goals.
KathyinAL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 07:55 AM   #2
Just Me
nelie's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,707

S/C/G: 364/--/182

Height: 5'6"


Personally, I'd choose walk/run intervals over just walking. Intervals, in general, burn more calories. I'd suggest you look into HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.
nelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 08:14 AM   #3
improving life!
pinkalarmclock's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 428

Height: 5'7"


I think either one would work, chose the one that you like doing better. plus you can always switch it up, its better not to do the same thing everyday so maybe a few days walk briskly and a few days do intervals
pinkalarmclock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 11:10 AM   #4
Soul Cyster
beerab's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: California
Posts: 4,487

S/C/G: 235/seeticker/135

Height: 5'3"


I agree switch it up, alternate days, and even look into intervals as well- I find I burned the most when I ran until I felt like I was gasping, then would walk briskly until I could do it again
beerab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 01:35 PM   #5
Junior Member
Lisa Shanken's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Freeport, NY
Posts: 7


Both fast walking and running are good aerobic exercises. They both improve overall health and fitness. Choosing which one to do depends on the situation. Personally, I'd go for walking then progress to running once the body is used to the movement.
Lisa Shanken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 02:27 PM   #6
bright hearted
xty's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 744

S/C/G: 240/127/125

Height: 5'6


There are 2 distinct schools of thought there...

1) interval training rocks. it does, for tons of reasons, do a google search. basically you can burn a ton of calories by doing short bursts of max intensity.

2) walking at even a low-ish intensity for 60mins a day can lower your "set point". studies seem to show that people who walk, even at a fairly low intensity for 60mins a day were able to lower their set point.

Depending on your needs I would apply both. Are you stuck at a plateau? Make sure to do more longer walks maybe? Just trying to burn the most calories, definitely interval training.
xty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 04:43 PM   #7
Senior Member
Kristi78's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Washington State
Posts: 197

S/C/G: 215/see ticker/160

Height: 5'4"


I say mix it up. I started the C25K program a couple months ago and it's amazing how much running has changed my body. It's nice to just do a brisk walk as well. Keep your body guessing!
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill

Kristi78 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whole milk vs. low fat milk - which is better? PurdueGal Whole Foods Lifestyle 15 05-10-2009 07:25 PM
Which is better? Kashi Exercise! 21 04-16-2006 02:02 PM
Which is better... Luna Bars or Pria Bars katysickler LA Weight Loss 16 01-31-2006 04:05 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2