What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
- Henry David Thoreau

Is Walking as Good as Running for Your Health?

You hear it everywhere these days – we all need to get more exercise. We’ve become a sedentary culture, mainly due to the change in our daily activity from one of an agrarian culture to a desk and cubicle dwelling lot of people. So the impetus is on us to proactively get exercise since it is no longer a normal part of getting through the day for most of us.

Running has gone in and out of favor over the years, it seems. The main drawback being the impact on our joints that accompanies running and the fact that injuries seem to be a common if not natural result of running on a regular basis. Undoubtedly, it provides a stronger cardiovascular workout than does walking because you are working harder. But in respect to a healthy life, is it really better to run rather than walk?

Walking is something that you can do your entire life and it seems that many of the healthier older people do it on a regular basis compared to those blessed with more marginal health.