Short Daily Walks Not Enough to Fight Fat   

Short Daily Walks Not Enough to Fight Fat

A daily 15-minute walk or other small increases in daily exercise may not be enough to prevent obesity, Swiss researchers say..

Their study, found such short walks don’t burn off enough daily calories to compensate for the yearly weight gain seen in the increasingly overweight populations of a number of countries. 

Some experts suggest people can prevent obesity by cutting 100 calories out of their daily diets or by doing enough exercise each day to burn off that amount of calories.

But the Swiss researchers say burning off those 100 calories takes more exercise than people may think.

If the specific goal is to approach expending 100 calories a day through walking, the duration should be closer to 60 minutes for slow walking and 30 minutes for moderate or brisk walking.

He and a colleague reached this conclusion after examining data on the normal physical activity of adult residents of Geneva. 


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