Walking Myth, BUSTED!
Walking is only for those who can’t run, we say MYTH!
Walking is a good exercise for everyone and can be a great “gateway exercise” that helps new exercisers improve their cardiovascular fitness and stamina to transition to running.
A study published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology found rates of hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes were lower for regular walkers than runners. While a walk around the block is a good start, maximizing the benefits of a walking workout requires logging sufficient time in your sneakers. Garber suggests focusing on distance, duration or calorie expenditure (all viewable on your fitness tracker) noting that it’s the amount of exercise that counts — for both walkers and runners.
So what are you waiting for? Start fitness walking today and know you’re doing something good for your body, mind and soul!