Walking vs. Running

There’s always debate about what’s more beneficial: walking or running. What’s been discovered is that both types of physical activity have their pros and their cons, and each of them should be used to reach different goals. Read on to see how you can get your steps moving at a pace that will get you the results you need.

It’s pretty obvious to say that we exert more energy when running. To be exact, we burn around 800 calories per hour while running, in comparison to about 300 calories while walking. Running, when looking to stay slim, is the best bet (via Greatist).

Running curbs the appetite: The Journal of Obesity conducted research last year that could explain why running keeps you thinner: curb of the appetite. This study focused on nine experienced female runners and 10 committed female walkers. One day, they would run or walk on a treadmill for an hour. The next day, they all rested for an hour. Their total energy expenditure would be measured, and their blood was checked for levels of certain hormones related to appetite.

When they were done, the volunteers were sent to a buffet and told to eat at will. The walkers ended up consuming about 50 calories more than they had burned during their hourlong treadmill session, while the runners were taking in almost 200 fewer calories than they had burned while running.
The runners also proved after exercise to have significantly higher blood levels of a hormone called peptide YY, which has been shown to suppress appetite. The walkers did not have increased peptide YY levels, leaving them with bigger appetites (via NY Times).

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