Study: Walking affects weight but not muscle strength

12/19/2011 | Reuters

Women who walked more than 10,000 steps per day weighed less and had lower body fat readings but did not have greater muscle strength or agility compared with those who logged fewer steps, according to Canadian researchers. The study in the journal Menopause did not measure the intensity of walking, and the research team is planning future studies to test whether higher-impact walking affects outcomes.

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