Heart Benefits :
Both walking and running can improve cardiovascular health.
Running has a higher impact on joints, which may not be suitable for everyone.
Joint Impact :
Walking is a low-impact exercise that can be done anywhere with no equipment required.
Walking is easier to incorporate into daily life and can be done regularly.
Running has a higher risk of injury due to its higher intensity and impact.
Injury Risk :
Running offers more variety in terms of speed, distance, and terrain.
Running can provide similar cardiovascular benefits in a shorter amount of time.
Walking is a low-cost exercise that does not require any special equipment.
Both exercises can improve mood and reduce stress levels.
Mental Health :
Running may be more effective for weight loss due to its higher intensity.
Weight Loss :
Walking may be a better option for older individuals or those with joint issues.
Walking can be a social activity that can be done with friends or family.
Group Exercise :
Walking is generally considered safer than running due to its lower impact and intensity.
The best exercise is the one that you enjoy and can stick to long-term.
Personal Preference :
Both walking and running can benefit heart health, but the best exercise for you depends on your personal goals, preferences, and physical limitations.