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    Hello there, Groks and Grokettes

    Recently i'v started new work(security at a local mall) and yesterday i took my pedometer at work - guess what - 35km walked for a shift(12 hrs with 1 hr rest time)
    My question is: Is there something like "too much"? I don't feel bad after the shift, just some sleep and i'm full with energy, ready for the day. I'm asking for the long term - will there be any bad sides :? Lets say it will be 2-3 times a week.

    Cheers,
    Plamen

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    I can't think of anything wrong with walking a lot 2-3 times a week. Unless you have an injury or some kind of medical condition.

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    • #3
      Slow walking for 12 hours, with an hour break, two or three times a week seems perfectly Grok-like to me!

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      • #4
        Sounds perfectly reasonable. Eat a little extra if you feel low on energy, and don't be afraid to rest more after those shifts. I work in a hospital and clear 10,000 steps a night in 10 hours. For eight days in a row. And it's very do-able.

        EDIT: Whoa. 35km is 52,000 steps! That really is a LOT. Listen to your body. Sit if you need to. But if you're like me, the energy is there and there's no reason to stop.
        Last edited by Knifegill; 07-19-2012, 07:23 AM.
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        • #5
          I don't see a problem.

          Did a Europe trip last year with a tonne of walking, first couple days were rough but then my legs/feet got used to it and it was no problem to walk for hours on end.
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          • #6
            Did a Europe trip last year with a tonne of walking, first couple days were rough but then my legs/feet got used to it and it was no problem to walk for hours on end.
            This reminds me of an idea I had once. I believe we are adapted, as a species, to migration. So that a day or two of intense walking will change our bodies, in preparation for potentially weeks or months of hard trekking. I'm sure it's been studied by a few people by now, so it can't be that odd of an idea. But this does make one wonder what a day or two of hard walking followed by days of normal life do to the body. Is the adaptation a good one? Is it useful in normal, daily eating and working - or better reserved for honest-to-goodness calamity-is-forcing-our-tribe-to-a-new-valley sort of event?
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            • #7
              Okey Thanks guys - my thoughts are pretty much identical. I'll post some observations in 1-2 weeks

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              • #8
                If you can find some bad guys to sprint after and something heavy to throw at them you are set!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                  This reminds me of an idea I had once. I believe we are adapted, as a species, to migration. So that a day or two of intense walking will change our bodies, in preparation for potentially weeks or months of hard trekking. I'm sure it's been studied by a few people by now, so it can't be that odd of an idea. But this does make one wonder what a day or two of hard walking followed by days of normal life do to the body. Is the adaptation a good one? Is it useful in normal, daily eating and working - or better reserved for honest-to-goodness calamity-is-forcing-our-tribe-to-a-new-valley sort of event?
                  Would this not also signal your body to start conserving energy in the form of fat, though? Because it knows that it will probably need the energy later on? Just also a thought.
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                  • #10
                    I wonder that, too.
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                    • #11
                      Be kind to your feet, knees and hips. Ensure you have proper foot wear, along with socks that draw moisture away from your feet.
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                      • #12
                        Good example of proper footwear:


                        Just kidding. Sort of. I like my minimalist footwear, but I can't wear it every single day without my bones getting sore where they touch the ground. But when I do wear the flat shoes, I don't feel any fatigue by morning - just the slight damage from all the bone-on-tile action.
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                        • #13
                          Except for the rare days when you have an injury or are sick and that much walking is the last thing you want to do... I think it is fantastic to have a job like that! I wish I got paid to not sit all day

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                          • #14
                            That's why I'm glad to be in the position I'm in. I get to spend most of my time standing and walking, and I get to lift and move heavy things all day!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
                              Would this not also signal your body to start conserving energy in the form of fat, though? Because it knows that it will probably need the energy later on? Just also a thought.
                              I would think it's the other way around, that your body would switch to burning fat because of the low energy demands of walking and the lower abundance of food during migration removing excess glucose from the equation. Remember, it's the excess glucose that gets funneled into fat cells.
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