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Calories Burned Walking

by Dave on September 7, 2010

How To Work Out The Calories Burned Walking

Calories Burned Walking

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If you are looking to lose weight, then walking for weight loss is an easy way to combine some exercise with burning some extra calories. Since I became a Retired Dieter in January 2009, walking has been one of the mainstays of my fitness routine.I even have been out for a walk today.I find walking is a great way to relax and get some exericse, and let’s face it, walking is something that just about anyone can do. There is quite a debate about how effective walking is for burning calories, well all I can say that after 20 months of walking on regular basis, it is very effective. So how many calories does walking burn ?   OK time for the science bit.


Calories Burned Walking  Equation

The calories you burn are dependent on your body weight, and the distance you walk, but the exact equation to work out the number of calories burned walking is 1c x1kg 1km. That means you burn one calorie, for every kilogram of weight you move one kilometer.  In my case my usual walk is five miles, which equates to 8 kilometers.  If I was 70 kilos this would mean I burn 560 calories walking that distance. If I weigh 80 kilos, then I burn 640 calories. So to work out your own walking calories, if you know the distance you are walking, and you know your currrent weight,  then you can get a good idea of how many calories you burned doing your walk. Time is not important, if you walk fast, then yes you burn those calories quicker, but it  is your weight and the distance you walk that is the measure of calories burned. If you run five miles then you burn those calories quicker than if you walk 5 miles, but  overall the calories burned are the same, one just takes longer than the other.


How Many Calories Burned Walking ?

As you can see I am a big fan of walking to help with either losing weight, or helping with weight control, but it is still important to remember that if you want to lose weight, your diet plays the major role. Don’t make the mistake of thinking the calories burned walking  allows you stop off for a Starbucks on the way back. If you use that method, you will be wondering why you are not losing weight. Of course there are health benefits associated with you walking on a regular basis, but if you are walking for weight loss, you need view those calories burned as a bonus, not as a reason to eat more. Remember, the simple way to lose weight is eat less and move more. The  Calories Burned Walking will certainly help with the move more part.

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Calories Burned Walking Copyright Dave Ward

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