Walking, running comparable in reducing risk of diabetes, blood pressure

walking-runningYou can walk your way into better heart health.

Putting activity to the test, researchers compared running versus walking on heart disease and high blood pressure.

Studying more than 30,000 runners and more than 15,000 walkers over six years, they found brisk walking reduces the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease as much as running.

They key is both activities involve the same muscle groups just at different intensities.

 

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