Originally Posted by exjogger
I'm 74 and jogged for 35 years. My resting heartrate was between 56 and 60, regularly. About seven years ago I had to quit jogging because it was bothering my back. I guess all the "impacting" was finally getting to me. So, I started walking, fast walking, two miles a day at about 12 minutes per mile.
Today, my resting heartrate is still about 60 bpm, consistently. So, as far as I'm concerned, walking is pretty much as beneficial as all that jogging was and a lot easier on the old joints.
Very impressive exjogger. I am 51 and have been walking 10 years and only do a 15 min mile......maybe it's because of my short legs, lol. This year I added weight training and it is doing wonders. I feel stronger and stronger every day.
52 year old (5'4")
Highest weight 234 (10 years ago)
Starting Weight 185.8 (4/10/12)
First Goal 160 (7/10/12) 161.2
Second Goal 155 (8/31/12)
Current Weight 153 and struggling
New goal - lose weight slowly, build muscle & lower body fat
"There is no diet that will do what eating healthy does. Skip the diet. Just eat healthy"