walking as good as jogging?
Walking and jogging, both benefit us. Jogging
does more so. Jogging is better than brisk walking too. Here's
- Jogging increases the heart rate more than walking
does. Hence it is very good for the cardiovascular system (the
heart the blood vessels). In fact, physical activity such as jogging
for at least 30 minutes per day is recommended for every adult
most days a week.
- Jogging involves expenditure of more calories
than does walking. Imagine the energy spent in 10 minutes walk,
and compare it with the energy spent in 10 minutes jogging.
- Practically speaking, jogging gives considerable
health benefits in less time. A 10 minute jog gives as much health
benefits as does a 30 minute walk. People who have a busy lifestyle
but are health-conscious, prefer to jog instead of walk.
- Jogging increases the respiratory rate more
than walking does. Hence it is very good for the respiratory system.
Jogging most days of week, regularly, results in better lung aeration,
improved immunity of the respiratory passage, lesser chances of
pneumonia and bronchitis, and better oxygenation of the blood.
What else one could ask for?
On the down side, jogging can be hazardous for
heart patients and hypertensives (people who have high blood pressure).
These people should take exercise only under medical supervision.
Walking on a level surface is recommended to begin with, followed
by graded increases in activity, duly supervised by a health practitioner.