Running’s a great workout and can provide a real natural high, but sometimes the intensity if just too much. And while running burns around two and a half times the calories, walking is a solid lower-impact alternative. (And they’re both better than sitting around watching reality show reruns.) Regular cardio at any speed can promote cardiovascular fitness, so mix walking and running throughout the week for a plan to fit any mood and schedule. Want a tougher walk? Add ankle and hand weights to up the intensity. I like listening to upbeat music as I walk/run. It helps me to workout harder, without feeling the push. I actually enjoy it, & I hope you do, too! So, come on! What are you waiting for? Start walking/running today, & reap the healthy benefits! The Takeaway: Mix walking and running for a cardio workout to suit any mood or schedule.