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It's OK to Walk During your Run
MARCH 02, 2013Kiera Aaron, PreventionDidn't manage to finish your latest run without taking a breather? Don't be so hard on yourself. Walking during your run isn't cheating--it's actually your body's natural way of preserving energy.
Exercise is often about burning energy reserves. "Mix walking and running," Srinivasan advises. You'll still burn calories, "but you'll feel less tired overall." Plus, walk breaks are a great way to avoid injuries caused by repetitive stress on joints, which can help you work towards a new distance goal.Read more: Today Health