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by 11011 · May 31, 2014 at 12:13 PM

How much do you walk a day and how much do you think paleo man walked per day?Is walking an important component of being paleo, why our why not?

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raydawg 0 · May 30, 2014 9:49 AM

I used to do about 12k steps a day, with between 20-25lbs worth of backpack, but I recently changed jobs and now I do about half of that. Weirdly enough, my stress levels have gone down, and the new job isn't less stressful than the old, so maybe... (more)

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by 225 · April 09, 2014 7:53 PM

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)

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lovesmatt29 0 · April 09, 2014 2:38 PM

I haven't tried a treadmill desk, but my thoughts are that for most professions they would be impractical for all the reasons you state. I do Accounts Payable, so lots of data entry. I switched to a standing desk and have found it to be... (more)

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by 15 · July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

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)

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Bwilliams 0 · July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Definitly a Blood sugar crash. Being on paleo for a short peroid of time like 3 weeks your body is still trying to create more enzymes to digsest the proteins and the fats. When you threw that carrot cake in there your blood sugar simply just... (more)

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by 48 · July 03, 2013 3:25 AM

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)

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Icewind 0 · July 03, 2013 3:25 AM

If you don't have problems with your knees or heart you can running. If running causes stomach cramps you should run not so fast. You feel pain because your organs cannot get much oxygen. Of course you can change running by walking. Anyway, it's... (more)

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by 2611 · March 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

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)

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RK 0 · March 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Actually, you will hear both Robb Wolf and Mark Sisson say that walking is ESSENTIAL. They call it "moving slowly." Sisson would promote walking over jogging any day. His fitness "blueprint" is walking slowly almost every day, 2 days of working... (more)

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by 1981 · January 01, 2013 6:31 PM

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?

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Angela_7 0 · January 01, 2013 6:31 PM

If you need a good meal and happen to go through Indiana you can stop by!!!

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by 993 · December 28, 2012 2:28 AM

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)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · December 28, 2012 2:28 AM

I wish I could stake claim to this quote: The best cardio is walking to the squat rack . . . Matt PhysiqueRescue.com

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by 499 · November 17, 2012 2:15 PM

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)

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CD 0 · November 16, 2012 3:29 PM

If you follow the Sisson plan, he encourages walking, or very light jogging as opposed to chronic cardio -- but his plan also includes sprinting once a week and 3-4 full body strength sessions a week... Walking works in that scenario because you... (more)

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by 189 · November 11, 2012 2:39 AM

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)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · November 11, 2012 2:39 AM

Walking is so low-impact, imo, that you were probably utilizing fat stores more than food stores and if you're really overweight, that's a great thing. I usually have a 300-500 calorie deficit on top of my 1000 cals deficit a day (to lose 2 lbs a... (more)

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by 30 · November 03, 2012 at 12:13 AM

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!

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foreveryoung 0 · November 02, 2012 6:45 PM

I have a pair of Biklas (grey/red) and a pair of KSOs (black/black), the latter of which I like more (even more minimalist feeling). I don't use either of them daily, but I've found them more or less interchangeable for use. I keep the Biklas in... (more)

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by 1116 · August 31, 2012 2:11 PM

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)

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thhq 0 · August 30, 2012 9:48 PM

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.

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by 676 · February 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM

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)

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Sol 0 · June 24, 2012 2:24 PM

Welcome to PaleoHacks! How you feel on paleo is VERY dependent on what you ate pre-paleo. If you ate a crappy Standard American Diet (SAD) then switching to any healthy diet (not just paleo) will likely make you feel good. I personally didn't... (more)

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by 2314 · June 24, 2012 4:02 PM

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)

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jakeA 0 · June 24, 2012 3:30 AM

Some people run well on crossfit and lean out quickly. Otherwise why would you see so many of them? The issue here is that a lot of metcons with a low calorie input and poor recovery can lead a lot of people to bounce back. High cortisol makes... (more)

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by 75 · June 18, 2012 7:31 PM

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)

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Ali_6 0 · June 18, 2012 4:47 AM

Yeah do it! Perfect way to burn fat whil bulking just make sure to keep your low on your rest days. Either that or walk on empty stomach.

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by 217 · February 28, 2012 3:22 PM

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)

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Matt_11 0 · February 14, 2012 2:44 PM

I think it's mostly body image in your head. You've grown accustomed to being 220-230 pounds and you're now thinking that 180-190 is too skinny. I don't have this problem, but my family does. They see me at 190 pounds as normal, and at 150 pounds... (more)

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by 1662 · November 17, 2011 5:18 AM

I've read cardio is no good. So that leaves walking or sprinting? Should we not run or jog then? Winter is coming up, and it will be below zero. Should I just bundle up and walk vs. running inside on treadmill?

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Troy_1 0 · November 17, 2011 5:18 AM

Sprinting gets my vote. If those are my only choices. Instead when it comes to exercise to stay in shape I opt for intervals of one form or another (bodyweights, kettlebells, punching bag, bulgarian bag, you name it). I think the intervals... (more)

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by 60 · November 13, 2011 3:46 PM

This was posted a while back, but I didn't find the quality of the answers that good, and anyways PH has grown and there are new users who may like to view/answer this question. I'm more interested in the upper limit before it becomes harmful... (more)

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loilo 0 · November 13, 2011 3:46 PM

The Hadza do not walk on my polluted city... walking is good, in the right Context...

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by 1458 · October 03, 2011 7:39 PM

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)

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thhq 0 · October 03, 2011 7:39 PM

As much as you can do comfortably is a fair comment, already made by Jay. As far as why... It was for health improvement to start. I lost 25 lbs and improved blood pressure and HDL numbers as well. I did it in preference to biking (seasonal and... (more)

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by 77338 · September 16, 2011 5:51 PM

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)

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Sara_5 0 · September 16, 2011 5:08 PM

My mom lost over 50lbs walking an hour after work everyday for 6months with no intentional change to he cw diet.

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by 1458 · August 09, 2011 at 11:29 AM

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)

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Esther 0 · August 09, 2011 7:07 AM

I kind of doubt they ran a whole lot, since they had to conserve energy, and had to do a lot just to obtain things like water and food. I would think that, while hunting prey, they spend a good deal stalking, carefully and slowly walking, and... (more)

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by 10 · November 29, 2011 at 11:06 PM

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)

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JCB 0 · November 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

FWIW - I have found that damp conditions make my feet more sensitive on concrete than when it is drier. Barefoot walking shouldn't really result in calluses if you are picking your feet up rather than scuffing slightly like a lot of people tend... (more)

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by 77338 · April 17, 2011 4:12 AM

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)

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Mark_V 0 · April 17, 2011 4:12 AM

Cardio is needed with your weight training. The only potential trouble is over-training your legs. I think you're okay, but only you can say for sure. As long as your legs are strong and fresh go for it.

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by 7300 · March 20, 2011 1:31 PM

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)

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Deidre 0 · March 20, 2011 at 12:33 PM

I wear one every day. It was from amazon.com about $20. It keeps a memory on it of 7 days. I write down all my steps for no reason...LOL...with all of my workout info that includes what the workout was and how long. I tally at the end of the... (more)

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by 268 · July 31, 2013 9:21 AM

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)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · March 13, 2011 2:26 AM

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)

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by 15831 · May 07, 2012 4:34 AM

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)

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Rae_3 0 · May 07, 2012 4:34 AM

I realize this question is fairly old now but just to update a bit and give my impressions after owning shoes from both companies... I think a lot of the answer to this question depends on two things that haven't been mentioned a lot here: locale... (more)