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‘Power walking’: the ‘running’ competitor

Beneficios del power walking y el running
Running has been in vogue for a while, but lately, it’s been sharing the sports podium with a new competitor. It's called power walking and consists on walking fast and slightly lifting the feet tips, and moving the arms up and down. This actions activates the abs, which is great exercise. Although it might seem weird, this sport is as good as running.

According to a paper published on the magazine Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, the distance we walk is more important than the time we spend walking. That’s why walking can be even more beneficial than running. For instance, with a similar energy input, running reduces the risk of heart diseases in 4,5% and power walking reduces it in up to 9,3%.

This sport also prevents obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis and diabetes. Moreover, it strengthens the muscle tone, avoids insomnia and produces a smaller articulation erosion than running.

Power walking is cheap and all you need to practice it is a pair of trainers. Maybe it’s time to leave the car at home and start walking. Are you in?

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    21 November, 2015 at 7:14 pm

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