Running Vs. Walking pg2

Your flatmate swears by lunchtime runs to keep fit, while a colleague reckons it’s walking everywhere that keeps her in shape. Here’s how to know what workout will work for you. For Weight Loss Running and walking have the same health benefits, including a lowered risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, Type 2 diabetes, stress and depression. Running Runners will always… Read more →

Your flatmate swears by lunchtime runs to keep fit, while a colleague reckons it’s walking everywhere that keeps her in shape. Here’s how to know what workout will work for you.

For Weight Loss Running and walking have the same health benefits, including a lowered risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, Type 2 diabetes, stress and depression.

Running
Runners will always experience greater benefits, because they train at a higher intensity. ‘It’s natural that the harder you work out, the better it is for you,’ says Cawte. But leave the dumbbells at home. ‘In the ’80s, it was thought that exercising with dumbbells maximised the health benefits of the session. But we now know it raises blood pressure, so the risks outweigh the benefits.’

Walking
A slew of studies have found that walking can improve your mental health. Any sort of exercise releases the body’s happy chemicals – endorphins – so even at a slower pace (read: walking) you’ll notice an improvement in your mood. Just going for a stroll around the block is a great stress buster and, if you step it up to a brisk walk, you’ll improve your cardio fitness, too.

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