Are Daily Walks Better Than Occasional Long Ones?

It’s no secret that walking is good for us. But with many of us desk-bound during the day, it can be difficult to get moving and fit into your walk. But because we know that we need to get moving, we tend to think it’ll all be okay if we just go for a long walk on the treadmill or in the park a couple of times a week. However, this doesn’t seem to be the best option. At least not, according to board-certified cardiologist Sidney Glasofer, MD, FACC. 

Does a long walk make up for not moving enough during the week? The short answer here seems to be no. Unfortunately, many of us get caught up at work and can’t seem to fit in a short walk during our breaks. Instead, we try desperately to make up for it with a much longer walk once or twice a week. Yet, according to Dr. Glasofer, this is not the way to go.

In fact, it’s potentially really negative for us and can have detrimental effects when it comes to heart health. According to Dr. Glasofer, daily movement is much better for your overall health. He maintains that this is the case even when you can’t get the recommended 30 minutes into your day.

Excerpted from Longevity

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