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Is Walking a Workout?

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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12 Comments

  1. suzanne

    I definitely feel that walking is an exercise for me. I alternate speed walks, distance walks and i’ve started doing hills! Believe you me when i’m finished my face is red and i’m drenched with sweat.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      I’m with you. I have a fast speed and can’t walk slowly. In fact, people that walk with me complain I’m going too fast and I don’t even realize it. I definitely work up a sweat on my lunchtime walks.

  2. Julie @ Pickley Pear

    Walking IS a workout, for sure! A brisk 5 mile walk may take longer than a slow run, but essentially slow jogging and fast walking can burn the same amount of calories, by distance. I feel like my legs and butt get a great workout when talking because I am taking a longer stride.

    1. Julie @ Pickley Pear

      Oops – when *walking* (not talking) ha.

  3. Detje Bea

    I consider walking a real workout. I have lost 55.4 lbs so far and it is all due to walking and of course eating right. I am going to start strength training real soon & sometimes I use my exercise bike.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Awesome job on the 55 pounds! That’s fantastic. 🙂 How often do you walk and for how long?

  4. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    I must admit that I save ‘walking’ for our holidays – where we have been known to clock up lots and lots of kms exploring a new place 🙂

    1. hundredtenpounds

      I like walking in new places too. It’s fun to explore.

  5. Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance

    Great Post! In my opinion anything that gets your “body moving”…..you heart pumping and a sweat going is a workout.

  6. mfast

    I think I get a better, more intense workout, if I ride my exercise bike or use an elliptical. My knees don’t permit running. I think you can get a good work out walking, but it just takes so damn long. I like it to be over quicker~and that’s where the intensity plays a role

  7. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self

    I definitely think you can get a good workout walking. When I walk uphill and get my arms into it, I can definitely break a good sweat!

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