• Why Run When You Can Walk?

    TRACK 4-2012I truly admire those of you who are runners, but I am not a runner, and I don’t intend to become a runner, plain and simple. Leta Andrews took every ounce of running I ever had in me, and that was a lot!  Besides, I determined long ago that a very fast walk was every bit as good for me as running ever was.

    This fact was recently backed up with a new study published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, a journal of the American Heart Association. The six year study actually showed that walking provided a larger reduction in risk for hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and coronary heart disease than did running!

    In fact, when walking and running equal distances, walking reduced high cholesterol levels by 7% where running reduced it by 4.3%.  Walking also reduced high blood pressure by 7.2% and running by 4.2%. Similarly, Walking reduced coronary heart disease by 10% while running reduced it by 4.5%.

     It looks to me as if the bottom line is simple. If you love running, run. If you’d rather walk, walk. Just do something, and do it briskly!

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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