While walking may not be a better workout, it may be a better exercise choice for some. The National Walkers Health Study, found that the energy used for moderate walking compared to vigorous running has similar reductions for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease.
Men age 17-25 should complete 5 miles in a 83 minute period and Men 25-35 should complete 5 miles in 87 minutes. Women in the 17-21 age range, should complete 5 miles in 85 minutes with Women 25-35 achieving 88 minutes.
Over 35s Men over 35 should complete 5 miles in a 90 minute period and Women over 35 should complete 5 miles in 92 minutes.
Over 60s Men over 60, should complete 5 miles in 93 minutes with Women over 60 managing it in 95.
Safety It goes without saying, consult your doctor before starting miles, especially as you get older, if you have health concerns or have not had a recent check up.
1 mile should take about 17 minutes on average.
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