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  •  I think, with bicycling, it's the continual..... (4+ / 0-)
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    ......motion of the legs, and flexing of the knees, that would be the basis of the claim that it's good for the knees.  Plus, unlike with running, you don't have the continual impact of your legs hitting the ground with each step, and the corresponding 'shock' to the knees.  Of course, though, 3CM knows nothing about exercise science, so....

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 09:13:16 PM PDT

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    •  No, you're right, 3CM (4+ / 0-)
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      Running is very stressful, especially on hard surfaces like city streets. Good training shoes have a LOT of padding to ameliorate that. (Racing shoes are more lightweight: but you're going to spend much more time training than racing, lol.)

      The least stressful exercise is swimming b/c the water buoys you up. But not everybody has a handy swimming pool.

      English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

      by Youffraita on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 10:15:46 PM PDT

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      •  interesting that when the chance has..... (1+ / 0-)
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        .....come up recently when I'm out of town, I've started to bring a pair of swim trunks, and try to choose hotels with a pool, for something like that very reason about exercise.  Also, when I swim, I sort of hope that the chlorinated pool water will help out with various skin issues that ail me, kind of like mosquito bites that get cured.  (Not seeming to work otherwise.)

        I've also recently read the book about that Mexican tribe, Born to Run, which has its share of shots at Nike and the sneaker industry.

        "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

        by chingchongchinaman on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 08:47:30 AM PDT

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