As running and walking have their strengths, but the latter reduces the risk of heart disease is greater for the same energy consumption.
The researchers compared data from two studies 33,060 15,045 runners and walkers. The conclusion is clear: for the same expenditure of energy, walking gives you more health benefits.
For participants whose age ranged from 18 to 80 years, were followed for six years.
It was found that running reduces the risk of heart disease by 4.5%, while walking at 9.3%.
Assuming the same flow calories walking has a more pronounced effect on associated risk factors. When running blood pressure decreased by 4.2%, while walking by 7.2%. Cholesterol level decreased by 4.3% when running and 7% when walking. The risk of diabetes is reduced by 12% as when walking and in running.
The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.