Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Brisk Walking

New research suggests that walking briskly longer will give you all of the health benefits of running.
 The surprising findings, published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, found that a regular brisk long walking routine helps lower the risk of hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes just as much as running — as long as you’re covering the same distance (this study looked at total exercise amount, or intensity multiplied by time).
Researchers found that mile for mile, walking and running offer similar heart-health benefits. While the advantage to running is that you log more miles in less time, walking may be more sustainable; it is easier on the knees and more convenient too.

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