The Truth About Walking Versus Running

The Truth About Walking Versus Running

For years fitness enthusiasts have believed walking and running burned the same number of calories per mile. This old school thinking says no matter what speed we move, we’re expending around 100 calories per mile when moving over level ground.

Walking Counters the Effects of a Fatty Meal

Walking Counters the Effects of a Fatty Meal

High-fat diets can lead to coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. Did you know that eating just one high-fat meal impairs the blood vessels? After the meal, fats flood the bloodstream and trigger an inflammatory reaction in the cells lining the blood vessels.

HIIT Training

HIIT Training

Builds Fitness Fast

Compared to moderate-intensity aerobics, HIIT causes greater improvements in maximal oxygen consumption, blood vessel health, blood pressure, heart function, blood sugar regulation, and neuromuscular control.

Cardio Best For Decreasing Abdominal Fat

Cardio Best For Decreasing Abdominal Fat

Scientists combined the results of many studies using a statistical technique called meta-analysis and ended up with a sample size of more than 2,000 people. Most studies found that aerobic exercise decreased abdominal fat, while weight training had no effect.

High-Intensity Exercise Promotes Fat Loss Best

High-Intensity Exercise Promotes Fat Loss Best

Conventional wisdom is that prolonged, low-intensity exercise promotes fat loss best. However, well-controlled studies from Canada in middle-aged women showed that weight loss was greatest at higher exercise intensities.

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