Tall people burns calories efficiently

According to a research, tall people burns calories more effectively while they are running or walking as compared to short people. Herman Pontzer, a biological anthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis found that a tall person walking the same distance as a short person of identical weight and pace burns fewer calories, because longer legs are more efficient (www.northjersey.com).

Pontzer found that long-legged people expended slightly fewer calories during locomotion: about 8 calories per mile for a 6-foot person versus a 5-foot person of equal weight. "For people standing around the water cooler, having long or short legs isn't an excuse that your diet's not working," he says. "It's not a big enough effect."


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