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Question Posted Wednesday January 18 2006, 8:57 pm

what's better:
running for 15 minutes,
or walking for a half hour?


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the_unexpected answered Wednesday February 1 2006, 10:29 pm:
it depends on if your a boy or a girl. if your a boy, then the running for 15 mins will be much better, since long cardio makes boys lose muscles. if you are a girl, the walking is better, since long cardio makes girls lose fat.

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MiSSbRoKeNheArTeD answered Friday January 20 2006, 10:28 pm:
both...running i'd say burns calories faster but idk im not an expert....--MiLLiE

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TheOldOne answered Thursday January 19 2006, 3:15 am:
Half an hour of moderate exercise will elevate your metabolism for at least a day. That means that your body will burn fat at a higher rate for all that time, even when you're sleeping. And you'll have more energy.

The sad truth is that our bodies tend to resist increasing the rate of metabolism, so fifteen minutes of running will NOT give you the same effect.

If your intention is to lose weight or increase your energy level, you need to spend at least half an hour every other day doing cardiovascular exercise. That means a brisk walk, at the very least.

More time would be better, of course. Just don't overdo it; it's better to an easier workout that you can keep up with, than to do a painful workout that you just can't stand.

Good luck!

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Alleycat45227 answered Wednesday January 18 2006, 11:11 pm:
well it depends in your energy and pace...but you can try both and see if you like it...but i think running for 15 mins would be better because you are burning more fat faster...but you should go with what you would think that would be best for you...hoped i helped..
&hearts; alley

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waterrabbit1104 answered Wednesday January 18 2006, 10:41 pm:
Running for 15 minutes or walking for half an hour create about the same workout. you lose the same calories, but i'd go with walking if you have the time.
Yeah, it takes longer, but it's easier on the body as a whole. When you run, you're jumping up in the air and slamming down onto one foot, with every step you take. That can cause a strain on some of your bones and joints. of course, this doesn't happen from one hour of running. But people that have been runners all their life can often times have problems in their later years, because their joints are so worn down.(creepy to think so far in the future, but true)

Plus, when you walk, it's relaxing and you can enjoy the scenery more =)

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MikeCFT answered Wednesday January 18 2006, 9:58 pm:
I'll give you the real answer-

If you run a mile or you walk a mile you metabolize the same amount of calories- around 100 per mile. So time isnt the issue..distance is. Running doesnt burn more calories than walking, it just burns them faster. In addition, running helps to strengthen the cardiovascular system as well as the circulatory system. My recommendation- Run, but dont worry about how long, worry about how far.

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sizzlinmandolin answered Wednesday January 18 2006, 9:39 pm:
Definitely running. If you keep at it and work hard, you should be able to run about two miles in that amount of time. I am pretty sure that running is 4 times more effective than biking, (you have to bike for an hour to equal 15 minutes of running). Thinking logically from that, biking is a better workout than walking so you'd have to walk for more than an hour to equal 15 minutes of running, depending of course on how fast you were running and if you powerwalked or something. Walking for a half hour though, is very good for you and will keep you in good health if you do it a few times a week. If you just want to be healthy and don't care too much about being in your best shape, walking for a half hour is a very good thing to do. Few people have that kind of dedication. I hope I helped and good luck!

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DancinCutie08 answered Wednesday January 18 2006, 9:17 pm:
it depends on your pace.. you would burn a few more calories with the walking 1/2 hour but its about even. it all depends on how fast your run is and how fast your walk is

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xox_cutebrunette answered Wednesday January 18 2006, 9:05 pm:
walking for half an hour because it will be easier and its like running anyways,
[&hearts;]DiNA

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