(April 4, 2013 - Insidermedicine)
From California - Walking is as good for the heart as running, according to a report published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Researchers compared over 33,000 runners taking part in the National Runners' Health Study to over 15,000 walkers taking part in the National Walkers' Health Study. Participants reported their activity levels and researchers assessed their energy expenditure by distance traveled. Results showed that running and brisk walking had similar reductions in risk of hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and heart disease.