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Aerobic Fitness Training Trumps Walking Programs

Researchers compared aerobic fitness training to a pedometer-based walking program, measuring the fitness and health outcomes of each.

The six-month study found that those in the aerobics program showed significantly greater reductions in systolic blood pressure, peak oxygen intake, and ventilatory threshold, the point at which respiration begins to become increasingly difficult during progressive exercise.

Science Daily reports:

“All participants saw benefits: walking and fitness training groups saw a significant reduction in body mass, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio after the six months as well as resting heart rate.”

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