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Energy Expenditure, Duration Of Activities, And Physical Work Capacities Of Burmese Women Weavers

Tin-May-Than

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This study assesses the daily energy expenditure of Burmese women weavers and concludes that, although the total energy cost of their work is considerable because of the many hours involved, it is nor sufficiently intense either for substantial muscular development or for cardiovascular fitness. The weavers would not be able to tolerate work demanding high energy expenditure.