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Walking vs. Running

Two exciting studies on walking recently came out from the University of California at Berkeley.

The first one showed that whether you walk or run, you get similar health benefits in terms of reducing your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes—but only if you burn the same number of total calories. For walkers that means going farther and longer.

The second one found that running is better than walking for weight loss. While it’s not surprising, it can be very discouraging for anyone who’s not interested or able to run. But that doesn’t mean you can’t slim down by walking. To help, here’s an article I wrote for More magazine on ways to boost the fat-burning power of your walks.

 

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