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Sanjay Gupta Triathlon : Marathon Running & Losing Weight

Just before 2010 NYC Triathlon, CNN Dr Sanjay Gupta gave an interview about how he had prepared for the triathlon. In that interview the Doctor made some interesting comments on why running alone may not help someone to lose weight.

I’ve been a runner for a long time, for over 20 years. If changing your body shape or dropping some pounds is one of your goals, simply doing something like running every day and not really changing anything else about your life is probably not going to make much of a difference – it’s offset by eating a bowl of ice cream. During this training I’ve probably lost 20 pounds – with running alone I never got those results. I’m a big fan of running, but if you’re trying to change your body in a significant way, I think you need to add other sports.

Source NYDaily News

Basic Walking Rules & Tips For Walking Safely

Daily Walking is good for your health. Some of the benefits of walking are, helps you stay lean, cut excess weight & add joy to your life.

Because walking is done out doors it is important to observe simple safety rules.

RULE NO ONE : DON´ T TEXT WHILE WALKING

This rule hit home when I heard on CNN that a Teenager fell into a man hole while texting.

“A teenager was walking along the streets in Staten Island recently suffered an embarrassing mistake when she walked into an open sewer while sending text messages on her cell phone. Alexa Longueira, 15, suffered deep cuts and bruises after she fell through a manhole that was uncovered and reportedly left unattended.” OOPS!

“It was just really gross and it was shocking and scary,” Longueira said about the incident.

This teenager learnt the hard way that walking and texting can be dangerous.