Dr. Edward Laskowski on Running and Walking

This Medical Edge Weekend program features Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Edward Laskowski on running and walking.

Medical Edge Weekend 9-24-11

For background, here’s some video of Dr. Laskowski talking about running from Mayo Clinic’s YouTube channel.


  1. Tamara Vos-Draper
    Posted September 24, 2011 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Is there any way to avoid shin spints when starting a running program?

    • Tracy
      Posted September 30, 2011 at 11:10 am | Permalink

      Dr. Laskowski says “Be sure you progress your running slowly. If you have never run before, start with a walk/jog program and advance your volume/mileage no more than 10% per week. If you are thinking of a 5K distance, the link below is a good, progressive training program: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/5k-run/SM00061

  2. mona
    Posted September 24, 2011 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    hello Dr. could you give me best way how walk to lose my weight my age 52years / 91kg
    165 cm . thanks

    • Tracy
      Posted September 30, 2011 at 11:10 am | Permalink

      Dr. Laskowski says “A regular walking program can be very helpful for weight loss. Remember that consistency is more important than intensity, so try to gradually progress to the point where you are walking 30 to 45 minutes on most days of the week at a moderate intensity (breathing hard, but you still can talk). Strength training of your major muscle groups is also beneficial as it helps you to increase lean muscle mass and burn more calories. The following mayoclinic.com article may also be helpful for you… a healthy diet is also essential for weight loss: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/walking/AN01773

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