Commissioned by Radio Times.
Illustration for an episode of Crowd Science.
Standing takes less energy than walking, so why does it feel more tiring? At least, it does for CrowdScience listener Nina. She can march for miles and miles without getting tired, but her legs and feet get achy after just a short time standing still. Nina’s is one of three walking-themed questions CrowdScience is tackling this week. Taking inspiration from our active listeners we pull on our hiking boots and get moving, also investigating whether running or walking is better for your health, and if it’s bad to sit down for a rest when you’re out on a long walk.