Your activity tracker might end up with the same step count either way, but as it turns out, these two different cardiovascular activities each have their own unique benefits to offer.
Cardiovascular exercise (aka those activities that get you breathing harder and make your heart rate faster) is an important component of living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. But like any style of fitness, there are different levels of exertion. Walking, for example, might be considered a “moderate” cardiovascular activity, while for many people, running would be considered a “vigorous” one.
Our friends at Work For Your Beer explained the difference between walking and running and which is right for you. Check out the full article for details on these key points:
- The benefits of cardiovascular activity
- Why walking is a great place to start
- Running burns more calories but creates more risk for injury
- Which is better for you