A question that many are asking: to lose weight, it is better for a long walk or a quick run and burns fat?
Walking and running are very similar physical activities, using the same muscles, but at the physiological and metabolic level are very different. There are different schools of thought in this regard, let us compare these two physical activities and to analyze weaknesses and strengths of both points.
1) Surely with running the risk of injury it is much higher, about 25% more. In particular if it is less fit since it is much more challenging the effort to which we subject the body. The race calls especially knees, ankles and back, for this is essential to avoid too much stress on the physique to ward off inflammation and muscle pain. The walk is rather lighter activity because there is not a “flight phase” for which the impact with the ground is much less traumatic. To run well must not only have a well trained body in the right way, but also choose the land and the right footwear. A run-optimal likely to be much more harmful than beneficial. In general, before you play sports, try using a cold gel to relieve the soreness and ease the aching parts of the motion or after practicing sports to decrease muscle stiffness and post-workout pain, facilitating muscle recovery.
2) It is a fact that you burn more calories running, but it is worth pointing out that “lose weight” is not always synonymous with “be healthy”. You can lose weight 10 kg but still have triglycerides, blood sugar or high blood pressure. Also the walk according to many scholars has a higher preventive factor for cardiovascular disease compared to running.
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3) Walking less calorie consumption but burn more fat. Recent studies have shown that a constant walk 4 km / h (to be clear, what you normally do to go to take the dog out) allows you to consume about 40% of calories from fat. So if it is true that the more you go faster and you consume calories, it is also true that the energy source (fat or sugar) changes significantly depending on the type of effort.
4) And is it demonstrated that the same benefits of running you also get walking, but it takes time. In fact, what matters are the mileage is very important to do physical activity for more than 40 consecutive minutes a day, without interruption. Therefore, if you are not particularly trained or if you are overweight, it is advisable from softer activity such as walking.
5) We must also consider the metabolic reactions. After a run is normal to feel a greater appetite than that to walk, and the risk is to overeat at dinner and reintroducing all the calories lost during physical activity, and annulling the effort.
In short, you choose to run or to walk, know that the most dangerous thing is a sedentary lifestyle. Do you think that walking just 15 minutes a day in addition to making numerous benefits in terms of breathing and muscle mass, also allows you to release stress, improves mood and promotes a restful, restorative sleep. Therefore, any physical activity you choose to do, remember not to stand still!Tags: running, Walking, Weight Loss