Thursday, March 04, 2010

Race walking--funny and good for you


Everyone old I know is getting new joints installed. Not fun.

Many boomers, I hear, are taking up race walking…that funny-waddly way of working up a good aerobic sweat with one foot on the ground at all times.

The knee stays straight from the time the forward foot hits the ground until it passes underneath the body. You have to stand up and wiggle around to get that one.

Running pounds the knees and hips. Race walking less so.

One woman who does it out here is 93. It’s a lifetime sport that may give you longer life.

Try it—good for some laughs, anyway. Are laughs aerobic?

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