I went to the dr's yesterday to get some more inhalers and whilst I was there I thought I'd ask about exercise in general and if she thought what I was doing was ok/enough etc. Told her I was doing a lot of walking blah blah blah but that was all, to which she replied oh yes walking is by far the best exercise for keeping fit, works all the right muscle groups and keeps you active etc but don't run, running is not a good idea. I asked if she meant running isn't a good idea for me (bearing in mind I'm still 22 stone!) or just in general and she said she thought running is a bad idea for anyone as it ruins your knees and lower leg joints giving you problems later in life. Now my question to you guys is should I listen to her (for now at least) or should I just say pfft what does she know, its only her opinion after all?
As a side note, some of you may remember I said I would start the couch to 5k app this week well actually last Thursday when I was at the gym I did some running on the treadmill to see how I got on and managed several set of 60 secs running and 90 secs walking (walking at 3.5 miles an hour and running at 4.6 miles an hour - don't know if thats good, bad, or indifferent! lol) Haven't managed to get out on the road as yet to follow it up but as I have a few hours between shifts today I may give it a go today