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by 245 · about 9 hours ago

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 at 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 · about 9 hours ago

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 1005 · about 9 hours ago

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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CD 0 · December 27, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Bias Alert: I am a runner, I love running! IMO, I would not call training for 5ks and 10 ks chronic cardio. I suppose the implementation of such a training plan could be.... but if you are running less than 30 miles a week, you probably are not... (more)

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by 189 · about 9 hours ago

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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blueaji 0 · November 11, 2012 at 12:59 AM

I don't think there is any harm in it, especially since you still have some weight to lose and you say you're feeling good. On a daily basis, I burn 1000-1200 calories from running. I started doing it while I was quite overweight, and I would... (more)

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by 30 · about 9 hours ago

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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JasonAC556 0 · November 03, 2012 at 12:13 AM

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)

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by 1115 · about 9 hours ago

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 at 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 664 · about 10 hours ago

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 at 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 2328 · about 10 hours ago

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 at 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 217 · about 10 hours ago

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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Eric_12 0 · February 14, 2012 at 6:13 AM

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.

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by 78417 · about 10 hours ago

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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Ambimorph 0 · September 16, 2011 at 1:57 PM

I'm of two minds about this. On the one hand aerobic exercise has been shown multiple times to be practically useless for weight loss. See this new meta-study. On the other hand, in combination with a VLC diet (which is very unlikely to have... (more)

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by 1457 · about 10 hours ago

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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John_J__Collins 0 · August 09, 2011 at 5:25 AM

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)

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by 78417 · about 10 hours ago

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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Rhubarb 0 · April 14, 2011 at 4:19 AM

Dude, if your healthy and your diet is good, there is no way walking is going to wear down your joints due to impact. Walking is considered low impact, other cardio options of a similar vein would include cycling and swimming (no impact). Think... (more)

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by 268 · about 10 hours ago

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 at 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 15976 · about 10 hours ago

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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pfw 0 · July 17, 2010 at 4:09 PM

I can't stand the fact that VFF and Runamocs cost so much money. I buy Minnetonka Moccasins from whichever online retailer has a sale and free shipping at the time. They wear out faster I'm sure, but they cost less than half as much while... (more)

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by 7821 · about 10 hours ago

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)

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Mama_J 0 · June 15, 2010 at 10:58 PM

I have spent most of my time barefoot for the past 3 years (since my first son was born and I have transitioned from work outside the home), and wearing nothing other than FiveFingers or thin moccasins when I do need shoes. My observation is that... (more)

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by 2485 · about 10 hours ago

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)

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gilliebean 0 · February 23, 2010 at 1:09 AM

One of my favourite activities is backpacking! Load me up with 45-50 lbs for a weekend of walking and I'm happy as a clam... with legs... and a backpack.

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by 10994 · October 19, 2014 at 4:25 AM

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 at 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 499 · October 19, 2014 at 3:56 AM

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 at 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 75 · October 19, 2014 at 3:44 AM

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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Kamal 0 · June 18, 2012 at 3:56 AM

It's not a question of yes or no, me thinks. Fuel mix use is a continuous, not dichotomous variable. Without doing any pubmed-ing, I'm going to guess that six hours worth of walking dips into gluconeogenesis for a few grams of amino acids from... (more)

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by 1720 · October 19, 2014 at 3:29 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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Andrew_Frezza 0 · November 16, 2011 at 11:00 PM

What is your purpose for doing these in the first place? Better body composition(more muscle, less fat)- stick with sprints or intervals Getting out of the house and avoiding the cold - stick with walking You like running for no apparent reason... (more)

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by 1457 · October 19, 2014 at 3:23 AM

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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John_J__Collins 0 · October 03, 2011 at 3:02 PM

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)

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by 10 · October 19, 2014 at 3:16 AM

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 7324 · October 19, 2014 at 3:10 AM

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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sherpamelissa 0 · March 20, 2011 at 1:31 PM

I have a really awesome pedometer that I bought from my gym for a gym challenge. If anyone cares I will find it and put in the details. It was around $25. I found that I don't move AT ALL. My job is sedentary. On a non-exercise day I can... (more)

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by 1981 · October 18, 2014 at 3:52 AM

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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Mike_T_1 0 · January 01, 2013 at 6:08 PM

That's great. I've done something similar, though on a much smaller scale, hiking across a good chunk of Michigan a couple different times. ~130 miles and I just did 25-30 miles per day. I did it alone and stayed at campgrounds along the way. ... (more)

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by 60 · October 18, 2014 at 3:23 AM

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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Travis_Culp 0 · November 12, 2011 at 11:29 PM

There's no upper limit unless you're walking instead of sleeping (or while sleeping). I think 5+ miles is a good target and is consistent with the amount walked by some hunter-gatherer groups like the Hadza. I usually do 6-8 per day. It sounds... (more)

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