I'm sure you've all seen articles stating the negative effects associated with sitting for long periods of time, even to the point of chairs being labeled as 'silent killers'. Also almost counter-intutively things like standing in a static... (more)
Hi, Today I was out with friends at a cafe and decided to have a cheat treat and got a piece of carrot cake. I figured since I had walked there (approx 40 mins) and was due to walk home too that hopefully I would work it off. When I got back... (more)
There was another thread on this topic but my situation is a bit different.. because i'm walking almost all of the time taking breaks here and there to look at something on the computer for a bit. I only work two hours a day too so even though i... (more)
I get the impression that most people here are running or weightlifting or crossfittin' it up almost every day. I miss being able to do that, but for the past 5 years a varied collection of undiagnosable joint problems has severely limited my... (more)
So, my new year's resolution is to walk across the USA. I'm leaving in Spring. I want to connect with my nomadic heritage and my natural environment. Is anyone on the west coast or thereabouts interested in an adventure like this?
Which have you tried and particularly which ones are good all-purpose models (that I can use for road/trail-running, walking around, and going to the gym)? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks, all!
I have worn Bikila, KSO, Treksport, and Komodosport over the past three years. I run, train, and every day wear my Five fingers. Of the ones i have tried, i highly recommend the Bikila and Komodosort as the most versatile and user friendly shoes... (more)
I scoffed at the idea of walking for fitness and stuck to sprints and infrequent runs. However, after being required to walk 2.5 miles in 35 minutes, I can see it's no joke. The experience got my heart rate up and worked my legs. However, I'm not... (more)
I usually do 17-18 minute miles walking 10 miles/day. If I go to 15 minutes I feel like I'm speedwalking, and am more comfortable jogging.
Ok, strange observation maybe. On day three of eating nothing but paleo (I have been about 95% so far), I noticed that my energy levels started to increase. Maybe this is just in my head, but day four I woke up and HAD TO WALK AND RUN THE... (more)
Wound up doing a 4 hour walk yesterday without eating. I ate a hearty meal afterwards, capping a 17 hour fast. I was tired at the end, and the cheeseburger (with bacon) I crushed in about 30secs at the end had never tasted better. I felt like I... (more)
Hi paleo folk... I've lost a lot of weight doing Paleo/Slow-Carb and (almost) daily walking for around an hour (fast walking - i.e. working up a sweat*), around 20kg. I'm now 5'11" and 83-85kg (182-187lbs). Anyway... I'm wondering if I'm eating... (more)
It looks like plenty of food. You might try crono-meter, fitday or loseit. One of them should give you a reasonable reading. It might be time to add in some weight lifting as well.
It looks like some people benefit of walking more then any other type of exercise. When I introduced 30mins to 1 hour of very fast walking to my low carb diet which 'hit the wall' when weight is in question, I continued to loose weight. However, I... (more)
I have lately been walking A LOT. I also run a good bit, but I am no marathoner... I prefer sports with lots of sprinting/cutting/jumping involved. Nonetheless, I often feel that when I am walking around that I would rather be running. The only... (more)
To answer your question: He would run when necessary, but certainly not because of boredom or for change of pace. Walking is truly the 'grandmother' of all physical activity/exercise..and if any form of physical movement deserves a place at the... (more)
Hi Everyone, I've been walking barefoot for a while now and am loving it. I used Vibrams for a while and then transitioned to fully barefoot. While walking on trails with small sticks and rocks I built up some relatively thick callouses.... (more)
My question is about walking: duration, frequency, 'form'. I have been routinely walking for 34 minutes(the duration it takes to walk around the perimeter of the town I am currently living in) twice daily, at a brisk pace. Is this too much... (more)
I got a pedometer recently and I really like it. I was shocked at how little I move at home. I play tennis and do fitness for several hours a day, but when I get home it's so easy just to sit down and not move at all. With the pedometer, I am... (more)
I've been prone to sore feet as far as I can remember. I can't walk for more than about half an hour without my feet getting sore, and lately that's been a big problem because I live in an island community where everyone walks everywhere, and... (more)
one way to find out more - if you have a running store that offers gait analysis, that can tell a lot about your stride as well as how you stand. Some foot orthotics shops offer same service. If there isn't one near you, a podiatrist (or... (more)
I have never worn the Five Fingers. When i was thinking about ditching my conventional footware i happened upon FTAnimal's post about the Softstar Runamocs. I was easily convinced and ordered them. One month in and im totally happy with the 2mm... (more)
As I've gone through the questions related to barefooting, I've found a lot about barefoot running but not so much about barefoot walking. Everyone seems to concur that running should be fore/midfoot, but walking doesn't appear to have a consensus... (more)
It seems to me that paleolithic humans probably spent a heck of a lot of time carrying heavy stuff around. The spoils of a good hunt would have to be trekked back to camp. Gathered food, fire wood, rocks for building tools, supplies for building... (more)
As some of you may remember, I recently had a wisdom tooth out, and ever since instead of running I've been either going on the elliptical trainer or walking briskly with a set of dumbells. I'm starting to realize I was in a state of chronic... (more)
I have been eating low carb paleo with a once-a-day eating window something like the Warrior diet idea. I have been doing this for weight loss and blood sugar control (have had a couple blood draws that show me in the pre-diabetic range and I want... (more)
i've always heard/read that the best way to lean out is to lift heavy and do a lot of walking. i definitely found this to be true for a while but recently switched ships and started doing a lot more metabolic conditioning (crossfit wods,... (more)
Obviously early humans walked everywhere. I currently walk about 3-5 miles a day. I also run, bike to work, mountain bike, lift heavy, and do other excercise here and there. But I have heard a few times that walking is "the best" excercise. So... (more)
Saiklon and others: Walking is one area that gets 'short shrift'/scant attention in the Paleo world. Which is remarkable, because walking really is truly the primal base in any physical activity model. I call walking the "great grandmother of all... (more)
So I come from a background where every day I would run for 3 miles then follow it up with a half hour of weight lifting. This has caused me to hate my workout routine. I want to switch to walking because I've heard that it is better for fat loss.... (more)