Walking is more of a workout than you might think.Walking may seem like more of a mode of transport than a form of exercise, but it really is one of the best things you can do for your body, your beauty and your long-term health. While you thought you were just getting from here to there , those steps were improving your cardiovascular strength, strengthening your muscles (which means more fat-burning power) and decreasing your chances of disease.
A May 2013 study performed by researchers in the Life Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory looked at data from 33,000 runners and nearly 16,000 walkers to compare the relative health benefits of each activity. From the outside it might seem like running-which is considered a vigorous intensity exercise-must be better for you than walking, a moderate form of exercise. But the results bore out differently, with walking taking a slight edge in the end. But there is a big if … keep reading.
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