BUSTING SOME FITNESS MYTHS AND CLARIFYING OTHERS
True or False: You can lose as much weight walking as running.
That’s true, but it will take longer. The National Walkers’ and Runners’ Health Studies initially concluded that if you want to lose weight you should run, not walk. Researchers at Duke University took the studies’ conclusions and decided to re-visit some of the findings. These researchers concluded that walking 11 miles a week yielded the same amount of calories burned as jogging 11 miles a week. But it took the walkers, on average, an extra hour per week to achieve the distance and the calorie burn equivalent to the joggers. The research seems to suggest that intensity does not make a difference, as long as you spend enough time burning an equivalent number of calories. So you decide if you would rather walk (taking longer) or jog.
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