“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!
Photo by Christopher Edwin Nuzzaco.