Exercise! - Aerobic exercise beats gentler 10,000 steps in health study

10-15-2006, 08:02 PM
It may be time to pick up the pace :) ...

If walking is your only form of exercise, you may want to pick up the pace a bit on some of those walks, experts suggest. That's because a study shows that low-intensity walking alone is unlikely to generate significant health benefits compared with more moderately intense workouts. ... Once the daily step count is established, Harber advises adding some briskness or "huff and puff" to one's daily walks and "don't be shy to interject an occasional period of time at the vigorous level."

Full article here (http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/10/12/walking.pace.reut/index.html).