shoes-587648_640Research by the London School of Economics might just make you smile. They found that people who walked regularly for exercise had a lower BMI and smaller waist than did those who took part in sports like running, cycling and going to the gym.

Dr. Grace Lordan, who led the research, compared people who said they regularly walked for half-an-hour at a fast-pace with those who did the same amount of manual labor, sports or other rigorous activity. The findings are based on the physical activity levels from the annual Health Survey from England from 1999-2012.

The article will soon be published in the journal Risk Analysis. Read the entire article to learn more.