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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:58 PM
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Slow walking may be best for obese
http://www.newsday.com/news/health/wire/sns-ap-fit-slow...

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have good news for walkers: Strolling can help obese adults burn more calories per mile than brisk walking and might even lower the risk of arthritis and injuries to the joints than picking up the pace.

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Colorado doctoral student Ray Browning and his colleagues studied 20 men and women of normal weight and 20 considered obese as they walked set distances at different speeds. They found the obese people burned more calories walking at a slower pace for a longer time than walking at a faster speed.

It might be just the incentive needed for people turned off by the traditional advice to take at least five brisk walks, 30 minutes at a time, per week.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:01 PM
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1. How about this...

...can someone just roll me down the street?
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:02 PM
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3. I will!
Where do you live?
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:02 PM
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2. You know, this is what I am starting with.
This just instinctively seems true.

You do as you can - as long as it is this healthy type of thing.

Then you just work on doing it longer and better.

Just like with weight lifting - developing muscle - a diverse lightweight workout. Then you build and build.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:17 PM
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4. Fat and fit is better than skinny and unfit.
We all need that moderate exercise.
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