Can people lose weight by walking?


Question from Patty: Do you think people can lose weight walking? What about a weighted vest? I have been doing some research on this.
Answers - Melinda Irwin Definitely, people can lose weight walking. In a study I published a couple of years ago in JAMA, while we showed modest weight loss with exercise—about 3 pounds over a year—we showed up to 10 percent loss in abdominal body fat. So sometimes your walking program may not lead to a change on the scale, but a change in your belt loop or waist size.

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