Energetic cost and preferred speed of walking in obese vs. normal weight women.

@article{Browning2005EnergeticCA,
  title={Energetic cost and preferred speed of walking in obese vs. normal weight women.},
  author={Raymond C. Browning and Rodger Kram},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={891-9}
}
OBJECTIVE We tested the hypotheses that walking is more expensive for obese women, and they prefer slower walking speeds that minimize the gross energy cost per distance despite a greater relative aerobic effort [percent of maximal oxygen uptake (Vo(2max))/kg]. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Twenty adult women, 10 obese (BMI = 34.1 +/- 3.2 kg/m(2)) and… CONTINUE READING