Long walks may be better for your health than short runs

By WEEK Reporter

Long walks may be better for your health than short runs

February 14, 2013 Updated Feb 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- NBC News is reporting that new study shows that long, slow walks might be better for your overall health than short runs.

Researchers say that the main factor that helped people be healthy is reducing the amount of time they spent sitting down.

In fact, when volunteers spent two hours standing and four hours walking each day they had healthier insulin levels and lower triglycerides than when they spent an hour a day at the gym cycling for all they were worth, Norwegian researchers found.

This was true even though the volunteers burned nearly the same amount of calories whether they were cycling or slow walking.

The NBC News report can be read HERE

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