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Why running is better than walking

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Carol Sames, PhDPeople who walk regularly for exercise may notice that their speed declines and they tire more easily as they age.

But is that because they are aging? Could that reduction in walking economy be slowed or reversed by other types of exercise, such as running?

Upstate Medical University exercise physiologist Carol Sames explains how running was found to be more beneficial than walking in an intriguing study that compared walkers and runners in Boulder, Colorado. She says running is not appropriate for everyone, and she offers some other ways walkers can add intensity to their workouts.


Upstate medical student Scott Ulberg wins Empire State Marathon

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Scott UlbergScott Ulberg, 3rd year medical student at Upstate Medical University, recently won the Empire State Marathon in Syracuse with a time of 2 hours, 38 minutes and 49 seconds.  He shares his life-long commitment to running, and how he makes that work around the rigorous schedule of a medical student.


6/10/12 Keeping runners safe in the summer heat

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Jeremy Joslin, MDUpstate emergency medicine physician Jeremy Joslin is the medical director for the Ironman 70.3 and the Empire State Marathon.  He talks about his travels throughout the country consulting with endurance race organizers to help keep runners safe during the summer heat.