Saturday, October 9, 2010
Then I decided to check out the benefits of walking and the benefits of jogging to see how they differ.
Benefits of walking:
It reduces your risk of dying from heart disease or stroke
It lowers your risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes
It lowers high blood pressure (hypertension)
It protects against falling and bone fractures in older adults
It may help protect against certain types of cancer, such as breast cancer
It increases the number of calories your body uses, which helps to control your weight
It helps control joint swelling and pain from arthritis.
Helps keep your bones, muscles, and joints healthy
Reduces anxiety and depression, boosting your mood
Helps you handle stress
Helps you feel more energetic
Helps you sleep better
Reduce high cholesterol
Reduce body fat
Help with overall flexibility
Benefits of jogging:
Improves cardiovascular health
Helps with weight loss
Reduces risk of stroke
Reduces risk of heart attack
Lowers blood pressure
Helps prevent ageing
Helps to build strong bones
Improves your stamina and energy levels
Clears your mind
Looking at both of these lists it looks like to me that walking and jogging have alot of benefits in common. Jogging is something I am trying to work up to but when you weigh 230 lbs thats alot of weight to be jogging with. I know jogging is probably alittle better for you then walking but at least I'm doing some form of exercise and not just laying around doing nothing.
What do you think about this, do you see walking as a good form of exercise or do you agree with my husband? Don't be afraid to tell me the truth because I want to know if there is a real reason why he would be saying this or if because he is a runner he just doesn't think walking is good enough.