Breaking my walking

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  • CaptainCanuck
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    From what I understand the answer would be that it would be equivalent though a little inferior. One of the main considerations of work from a physics definition is distance. So if you are covering the same amount of distance either way, then you are going to have equivalent workload. It might be more useful to think of it as a comparison between running and walking. The difference here is the amount of work that is being done in a cardiovascular sense, as you are also moving more air in and out of your lungs and more quickly. At a resting baseline we all have a certain amount of oxygen saturation in our blood. Once we get past that we starting burning sugar to maintain our exercise (and sugar is converted from carbs). However this process is not immediate and it increases with time. This is why exercise tracker look at peak heart rate and "fat burning zones" in order to better understand how we are taxing our body with exercise. You could think of it as the difference between for instance doing 100 walks of 20 steps each versus 1 walk of 2000 steps. You will have covered the same amount of distance, but in the first version you are not going to putting as many requirements on your body.

    This is at least my basic understanding, the last time I took biology or physics in school was about 30 years ago.

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  • Laguiri
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    I was going to ask the same question!

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  • PETERMORRIS966
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    I don’t see why you cannot use that option.

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  • GiorgosD
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    Breaking my walking

    Hello bees!
    Quick question: if I used to power walk one hour every day, is it the same for cardio system and calories, if I break it into two, half hour trips? Because I work until late, but can power walk from and to my work, around half hour... And I do it not sluggishly, but as if I did my workout...
    TIA
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