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Does running in water burn as many caloires as running on land?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:20 PM on Jul. 23, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • i think it burns more because there's more resistance...

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I think its the same i see how its easier to work out in water cuz of the following in Water
    1)you dont feel dehydrated,You dont sweat in water but you do running
    2)believe it or not being in cool tempature makes your body burn calories than being in warm
    and the water being cool once again instead of loosing fat you loose water weight
    3)water will make your muscles work harder because of the weight that water brings on you plus its more fun cuz you feel lighter
    4)you work out more body parts with water instead of running .

    Answer by hush84 at 11:27 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • running in water is much easier on the joints and has more resistance.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 11:51 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I used a calorie counter to check how many calories I'd burn in an hour doing each (calories burned is partly based on how much you weigh - more weight to carry = your body works harder = more calories burned).

    Running at 5mph - 581 calories per hour
    Water Jogging - 581 calories per hour

    Wow... I'm a little surprised, actually. Guess I'll be hitting the pool on my off-days. I love running, but newbies aren't supposed to run every day. Taking breaks gives your joints a chance to heal and recover, which helps avoid injury. But water running sounds like a good cross-training activity.


    Answer by MamaSueCongdon at 5:03 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

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