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Burning Calories By Walking

The association between weight and health risk is moderated by the percentage and distribution of body fat. Studies that focus on change in weight or body composition, either alone or in addition to fitness typically measure body mass index (BMI), abdominal girth and/or percentage of body fat. Although evidence links each of these measures with mortality and morbidity, taken together they provide a more comprehensive profile of health risk. For example, there is a small gradual increase in morbidity and mortality for BMI between 25 and 30. For BMI between 30 and 35 the risks increase more rapidly and above 35 they increase dramatically. These findings are the basis of the current definitions of overweight and obesity (overweight is defined…