Endurance sport or resistance sport :different health benefits
Charles Aisenberg distinguishes between the effects of endurance sports and those of resistance sports. So how do they differ?
In endurance: your cardiac effort is sustained over a long period of time. When you do 45 minutes of fitness walking, your body gets a regular intake of oxygen. This exertion works your heart muscles and clears out your arteries .Better still, it also uses up fats to fuel your muscles and help you endure for longer.
In resistance: your exertion is a short, violent burst. When you run the 400m, for instance, your muscles are more or less working without oxygen, so you don't get the oxygen boost that fast walking gives you.
You will notice: To improve your health, ideally you need to practice an endurance sport regularly. Fitness walking, this gentle sport which is easy on your joints, has all the benefits of long-distance running and none of the drawbacks.