Jogging benefits you more than brisk walk

If you have always believed in power walks for good health, try jogging, as a new study has suggested slow running can be less tiring and more beneficial for your muscles than a brisk walk.

The team, from North Carolina State University noted that walking fast makes the muscle work harder but provides less energy, with this inefficiency ultimately decreasing our stamina, the Daily Mail reported.

However, jogging at a speed of just two metres per second prompted the muscle to change its length more slowly, providing more power even though it isn`t working as hard.

As per study author Gregory Sawicki, the findings also show why the niche sport of `speed-walking` does not have that many followers. `Muscles work too inefficiently to speed walk, so the body turns to running in order to increase efficiency and comfort, and to conserve energy.`

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