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    Question Power walking versus running

    Hi all, is it possible to lose weight and get fit with power walking as much as you can with running? I have done both but I'm not great at running I get shin splints and out of breath quite easily as I'm asthmatic. I've tried the couch to 5k that the nhs suggest but I struggle. With walking I've easily done 8 miles with no breathing issues but not sure it will help me lose weight! Any advice? X


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    The only exercise I have done for the last 18 months is walking.I too can walk for miles but I did try doing the couch to 5k along the beach and didn't enjoy it as much as walking.

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    Yes I agree that any is better than none. How often do you go per week? Congrats on your weight loss!


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    I try and go every day(weather permitting) and do a min of 3 miles on a wet day and if it's sunny I can walk for 10 miles just around the town.
    Started Paleo/Primal Apr 2012 at 9st 9lbs.Got down to 8st 4lbs October 2012 and have been maintaining between 8st 4lbs-8st 7lbs since.


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    Fab well I've just got myself a husky puppy so plenty of walking ahead I think lol


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    I totally agree I can power walk for miles no problem but I actually get back pain and out if breath so quick when running. I definitely think it works as good as running its just off putti g when people comment saying its not as good but a few years ago I saw results from walking , so should really get back in the power walking ... Roll on summertime! X
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    We were designed to either sprint or walk.
    Started Paleo/Primal Apr 2012 at 9st 9lbs.Got down to 8st 4lbs October 2012 and have been maintaining between 8st 4lbs-8st 7lbs since.


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