Bodnar, Sara
January 2008
Shape;Jan2008, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p95
The article offers information regarding a study on walking for weight loss. The study conducted by Raymond C. Browning, instructor at the University of Colorado's Center for Human Nutrition suggests overweight people to walk slow in the beginning of their exercise session. It states that while walking, people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher put up to 60 percent more force across their hip, knee, and ankle joints than people with a BMI between 20 and 25.


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