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NYT article on exercise and weight loss

Note the interesting comment about treadmills and exercise machines reducing the number of calories burned.


Fri. Sep 15, 10:05am

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interesting article. i have respected jane brody for many years.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 10:11 AM

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that's interesting. i always thought i was burning more calories running than walking the same distance...

Friday, September 15, 2006, 10:36 AM

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Every point of this article is valid and useful, though one set of numbers doesn't ring true...I know my resting metabolic rate and daily activity factor, so I know that the net caloric benefit of walking a mile for me is 75 calories, not the 55-ish that the article mentions. I suspect that number is true for men, because they have higher metabolic rates.

For anyone who wants to focus on net numbers instead of totals, the activity calculators on give you a "net caloric benefit" number.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 10:46 AM

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