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ok change of plans.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ok Im changing my plans from what they were to something new. Lets see if it works. I was walking a mile at about 3 miles an hour. Actually that wasnt to bad but one day I walked with my dog at about 2.5 miles an hour, walked a little bit farther and did more calories. So I posted a question. which is better walking faster a shorter distance or walking slower a longer distance. I was told speed doesnt factor into it in the beginning. So today I went almost 2 miles, I would of gone farther but I took my dog with and he slowed me down to much, at about 2.5 miles and did more calories and feel better than when i walked shorter and faster. Think Im going to start doing that now.
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    Walking slower, about 3 mph, will burn more fat. Exercising at a higher pace will take you slightly out of fat-burning mode while you are exercising, but it burns through your glycogen stores, which your body then has to replace. SO, it's about 6 of one, and half dozen of the other, because say 3 miles at low intensity or 3 miles at high-intensity, will both burn through about the same amount of calories. Just not the same amount of fat while you are exercising. But, if your body has to replace your glycogen stores, than your body is going to have to burn through fat at some point in your day to make up for the calories burned.

    It is important to consider how much longer it is going to take you to do the same amount of miles at lower intensity than at high intensity, and how likely you are to stick to it if it takes you longer. So, that is a BIG reason that higher intensity is better. Also, higher intensity is better in that it really boosts up your metabolism - FOR HOURS, where-as lower intensity only boosts your metabolism WHILE you are exercising.

    You have to choose what works for you. Or do high intensity one day, and low intensity the next to allow your body to recover. Mix it up, depending on what suits you, or how you are feeling.
    2178 days ago
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