Have you ever wondered what the difference is between walking and running when it comes to health benefits? Here at FlipTowel Nation we have plenty of walkers and runners.
Recently, one of our followers sent us this article and we thought it has some good information on the subject.
If you are mostly trying to lose weight, and running doesn’t give you shin splints or hurt your knees, then you’re going to burn more calories running. But as this article states, “regardless of whether you are walking or running, you will see a reduced risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and improved better cardiovascular health.”
Staying healthy involves being active. Both walking and running are excellent ways to stay active. And there are ways to amp up your walk if you really want to sweat more and burn more calories and make your heart work harder. Try adding weights, or if on a treadmill you can walk on an incline.
We also came across this article which had some interesting things to say about trading in your run for a walk.
Bottom line, no matter which one you prefer, both walking and running can be part of a healthy lifestyle and are perfect activities for wearing the fliptowel. Working up a good sweat is important and being able to wipe away sweat without stopping makes walking or running way more enjoyable.
So, get out there and enjoy a good walk, or a good run and remember….”don’t sweat the sweat”…wear the FlipTowel!
Thanks for stopping by.
The FlipTowel Team