5 ways walking can be better than running

Running might burn more calories short-term, but walking has these advantages

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There’s nothing like taking a walk, especially considering Wednesday is National Walking Day.

So, how does walking compare to running?

It might seem like a no-brainer that running is better for you, because it’s more intense and requires more physical effort. But walking has some clear advantages.

Here are five reasons why walking can actually be better than running, according to the website Verywellfit.


1. Fewer injuries.

Runners impact the ground three times their body weight with each step, in comparison to 1.5 times the body weight for walkers. With running, this can have a negative effect on joints and tendons in the feet.

2. Walking is more sustainable.


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