Walking Just as Effective as Running for Bringing Heart Benefits

April 10, 2013

[CBS News] If you’re a runner, a new study suggests you may be able to slow down and still gain the same health benefits. A study of almost 50,000 Americans finds brisk walking can be just as effective at reducing heart health risks like high blood pressure and cholesterol as going on a full-speed run. “People are always looking for an excuse not to exercise, but now they have a straightforward choice to run or to walk and invest in their future health,” study author Paul Williams of the Life Sciences Division. More>

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