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April 5, 2013 8:17 AM
Walking is as good as running for health
Posted by Staff
The Daily Mail reports:

A brisk long walk is as good as a run for cutting the risk of heart disease, researchers say.

This is because the most important factor is not intensity but the total energy used.

In the first study of its kind, researchers found that walking briskly can lower the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes – all problems that can lead to heart disease – as much as running does.
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