- The mildly overweight live longer, and
- Long slow walks may be better than high-intensity workouts on the treadmill or exercise bike.
We'll look at the first today, and the second tomorrow.
- Overweight people had a 6 percent lower overall death rate than those of normal weight. (Data were adjusted for age, gender and smoking.)
- For people over 65, the mortality benefit of carrying a few extra pounds was even better.
- Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
- Overweight = 25-29.9
- Obesity = 30 and up