“Brisk walking reduces the risk of heart disease more effectively than running when the energy expenditure of both activities is balanced out, a study has found. Running reduced the risk of heart disease by 4.5% while walking reduced it by 9.3%. Calorie for calorie, walking also had a stronger impact on heart disease risk factors. The risk of first-time high blood pressure was reduced by 4.2% by running and 7.2% by walking.”
—Taking a nice, brisk walk is better for you than running! It even reduces your high cholesterol more than running. Best of all, you don’t have to run around sweating and huffing like an idiot, wearing those ridiculous clothes. Just have a nice walk, every day!
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