Is walking as effective as running?


Studies have shown that how long you exercise, and thus how many calories you burn, is more important than how hard you exercise. 

Running is a more efficient form of exercise, but not necessarily better for you. 

A six-year study published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology found that walking at a moderate pace and running produced similar health benefits, so long as the same amount of energy was expended.