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Is hiking better than running?

Asked by F. Lopez, Last updated: Mar 12, 2020

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E.Evelyn

E.Evelyn

Answered Feb 13, 2020

Whenever cardiovascular activities are being talked about, hiking and running are two examples of the activities. Both are good for the body, at least both will improve the performance of your heart. As a result, your risk of getting heart disease will be minimal. The question as to which of the two is good can be accurately answered based on what can be achieved from the two. While both hiking and running will allow you to lose weight, you are more likely to get your result faster when you run compared to when you hike.

When you run, you burn a lot of calories compared to when you hike, and the more calories you burn, the more you get your result. The health benefits of both hiking and running are almost the same, but you often get more of them when you run than when you hike. However, the negative impacts of running are more than that of hiking.

 

I.Isabella

I.Isabella

Answered Feb 07, 2020

Hiking and running are both great for physical and mental health. It helps relieve stress and help one stay healthy. They are both great ways to get exercise, but they both have their own pros and cons. The pros of hiking are that it can be for sport, as well as allow a purpose to see the beauty of nature.

A person can do so at a slower pace than it is to running. However, hiking can have an impact of the hiker's knees. Running is good because since it is at a higher pace, which will allow the runner to burn more fat and have a higher level of endorphins boosted.

 

C.Charlotte

C.Charlotte

Answered Jan 12, 2020

Hiking and running have many things in common. Both are a great form of exercise. However, both hiking and running have their pros and cons. Hiking is walking along the countryside for sport and for pleasure. Hiking gives the opportunity to appreciate nature at a slower pace compared to running. Your overall exercise is higher when you go hiking because you spend more time hiking than running.

Hiking helps improve socialization as many people go hiking together. Running is the act of moving forward at a fast pace. Running is known to boost your level of endorphins that is greater than that of hiking. It also helps burn calories faster than hiking. Runners are also known to experience a greater boost in their sense of wellbeing.

 

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