One forum member asks the burning question: "I was just wondering if using dumbells is a good idea when I jog and also what other advice do you guys have for a new beginner." Running or walking with weights is always a controversial topic in the fitness world. Exercisers want to hold weights to add intensity and burn more calories while experts think you put your joints at risk when you hold weights as you walk or run.
I personally would never recommend holding weights but, instead, either working harder during workouts or, if you must add weights, wear a weighted vest to more evenly distribute the weight. What do you think? Do you think it's okay to hold weights when you walk or run or is it better to add intensity in other ways? Come join the discussion and tell us what you think. Then head over to Wendy's Walking Site to see what she thinks about walking with weights.