WELLNESS - Running vs. Brist Walking: Study Says Walking Better For Your HealthSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 23:21
WELLNESS - Running vs. Brist Walking: Study Says Walking Better For Your Health
Updated Apr 04, 2013 | 10:07 PM EDT
Ever wondered what is better for your health between walking and running? A new study showed that brisk walking is as good as running for lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes risk.
The only catch - as long as the energy used is similar, the health boost is similar, says a report in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. The study looked at data on 33,000 runners and 15,000 walkers, calculated their energy expenditure and compared that to a range of health problems. The effects on participants, who were aged 18 to 80, were observed over six years.