Walking

Although some runners may hang their heads when they have to start walking, there is no need to do so. Normal walking speed for a fit individual is between 3 and 5Km/h while Fitness or Power Walkers can reach speeds between 5 and 9 Km/h at the upper range of the natural gait limits and is almost equally efficient as jogging and less impactful on the joints. Over-striding and exaggerated arm movements are common among walkers who press for speed and if left unchecked may result in physical fatigue and or injury. Walking poles will reduce the impact on the knees and maintain a good arm swing...
Dana Lis , RD, SportMed BC Sport Dietitian weighs on the best way to properly fuel your body - whether you are a first time run/walker or wily veteran . Dana writes... Whether your goal is to complete the Sun Run walking or to run a sub 40-minute 10K; what you fuel your body with can make or break your success. You may have some of the following nutritional questions: weight loss, energy intake, fuelling pre, during and post training, hydration and making healthy food choices when eating out. Let’s kick off this nutrition segment with choosing good convenience foods before training! Paying...