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Can I Get As Good A Workout Walking As I Do Running?

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People start running for a multitude of reasons–reducing stress, boosting energy, or losing weight, just to name a few.  In addition, running can improve your mood, keep your heart healthy, and stave off sickness.  However, (depending on your personal goals) going full speed is not the only route to good health.

Walking_Running_Graphics_1While walking can provide many of the same health benefits associated with running, there is increasing evidence that suggests that running may be best for weight loss.  People expend 2.5 times more energy running than walking, whether that’s on the track or on the treadmill.  This means that for a 160 lb individual (for example), running at a speed of 8 mph would burn over 800 calories/hour compared to around 300 calories/hour walking at 3.5 mph.  And when equal amounts of energy were expended (meaning that walkers spent more time exercising), one study found that runners still lost more weight.  In this particular study, the runners also had a better chance of maintaining their BMI (Body Mass Index) and waist circumference. read more

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Were You Expecting Deja Vu?

physical therapyWhen I created Wilderman Physical Therapy, LLC I had one goal in mind.

To provide the ultimate care to my clients by giving them superior value in terms of service. Because when most people research anything, they generally look at 3 factors: COST, QUALITY, and CONVENIENCE. Often times, individuals will sacrifice at least 1 of these factors in their decision. The problem is, the current trend in health insurance is toward higher co-pays and increasing deductibles. As a result, many patients are paying for the majority of their care out of pocket, but not getting the best value for their dollar. read more

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