Endorphins now beat better joints later.
I’ve read that bicycling is better because your knees don’t get pounded like pistons when you pedal (not to mention you usually get to where you’re going faster).
Best exercise: swimming.
Like everybody about everything.
Running doesn’t wreck the knees. Only running too much will. Running the right amount will make the knees stronger.
I never did and never will.
My father ran daily until well into his 80s. Lived to be just shy of 98. Knees were fine and he was still on his original hips too.
Being grossly overweight kills the knees, too. Not to mention hypertension, diabetes 2 and a host of other ailments.
Swimming is “best” (minimizes any “pounding”.)………..and we choose our level of ‘risk tolerance’ based on different factors etc….
On the other end of the line, now that my knees are gone and everyday is painful…But I do recall fondly running in vinyards, down country lanes and try to forget the bad runs. Every now and then, on a beautiful day, I think, wouldn’t it be nice to go for a run.
Ask a soldier how his/her knees are. Morning runs, either with running shoes or combat boots. Rucksack marches. Escape and evasion training. Route marches. All this training, then you get to use it in a deployment. Then the sports…soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, baseball. After a career of more than 25 years, your knees, back, shoulders and neck are more akin to a bag of broken glass. Now, a 40 minute walk is just about your limit.
Cycling is best for cardiac reasons. When you exercise, the huge muscles in your legs pump a large amount of blood helping out your heart. When you run if you ease up because you’re out of breadth, your legs stop pumping blood just when you need it most causing the heart to beat faster and work harder. With cycling when you ease up, you can shift to a lower gear keeping your spin rate high so you pedal easier but your legs are still pumping a lot of blood taking strain off of your heart.
12 oz curls!
It seems that most of the comments today agree with Mallettt; “My choice of self-destructive activity is cool; yours stinks.”That generally seems to extend beyond exercise to other sports, entertainment, sunbathing, drug & alcohol consumption, etc.
Notice the two griping about Jogging were Fat Slobs? Gee, wonder why. After all that griping . . . going home to have a 5,000 calorie PIG OUT?
You can be guilty and still be right.
Today’s strip tells you everything you’ll ever need to know about Jef Mallett. He’s intellectually curious; he knows it, and he is only too happy to tell us he is. Meanwhile, most fat, dumb and dull Americans . . . aren’t. And he has no use for them.
Current research indicates some amount of impact is good for maintaining cartilage. Obesity is the problem. I always hated running til I hit 50 and discovered I couldn’t run. I hated that more…
Not exercising at all is probably harder on your body (raising the risks from obesity, cardiovascular problems, etc.). I’ll never understand such people :)
30-40 miles per day on my ebike. Great fun at 70+ yrs!
Ah the arrogance and perceived immortality of the young. He will have a better perspective when he hits his 40s or 50s.
What do you bet he’s sensitive about knees because his are painful from old football injuries?
I’ve noticed that everyone who exercises will eventually die….
Ah, wait until you experience plantar fasciitis…..
People jog because they enjoy it, and as for the impact consequences—-oh, well.
I don’t understand why runners run when there’s nothing chasing them… /s
OH my gawd, shut up, Frazz and female Frazz
Obesity is harder on the knees than running or jogging. I learned the hard way. Reduced my size but my knee still hurts. I hope I never need surgery on it.
I know a dedicated jogger a little over half my age… just got his second knee replacement. I’m still walking fine… on my original equipment.
Jogging rattles your viscera, speed up a little to smooth it out and you are running.
I’ve never been able to run well, but have found satisfaction from a variety of challenging exercises I do at my gym (boot camps, HIIT, Tabata, etc.). These work for me because they call on a lot of different moves that don’t punish any one particular part of my body. I’ve also noticed that most others who do this kind of variety of exercises on a regular basis get a maximum of fitness with a minimum of joint damage.
The athletes’ high they will never understand it.
My dad is 70 and still jogs a couple times a week but he’s the first one to dissuade others from taking up that sport. He said it’s really bad for your knees and no one should be doing it. He recommends people do things like bike, swim, or even play a sport like tennis. Anything but run/jog.
Now now, never say never. Didn’t Burke make the glorious transition from schlubby chubster to peak fitness uberbeing by following Frazz’s teachings?
July 31, 2013