I’m an avid walker. I do run from time to time but it’s always the walking that gets my heart racing–I love breathing in the fresh air, checking out the beautiful homes in my town, experiencing major stress-relief and getting in a nice workout that doesn’t necessarily feel like a workout. I know I enjoy it and I know it has many health benefits but I didn’t know (until now) that walking is actually better than running!
In a six year study conducted by researchers in the Life Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the walkers actually beat out the runners when it came to decreasing high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
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