CALORIE BURNED WALKING
We all know that walking is the simplest workout. Irrespective of your age and gender, walking could help you to melt the excess fat in your body with minimal hassles. However, not many of us know the exact amount of calories we could lose by walking. The walking speed and the distance covered helps to calculate the amount of calories burned during the exercise.
HOW MUCH CALORIE IS BURNED WHILE WALKING?
Your body weight and the distance covered are the main variables used for measuring the amount of calorie burned walking. Your walking speed is the third variable used for estimating the total amount of energy consumed while walking. The effort taken walking with weights on the ankle or on the back or climbing up stairs or walking on an upward incline is a fourth variable. However, it is difficult to determine the effort factor.
The following formula will help you to measure the calorie diet used while walking: BODY WEIGHT IN POUNDS x DISTANCE x 0.53
The above formula estimates that you are brisk walking or walking at an average speed of 3 miles per hour. Therefore, a 160 lbs woman will burn about 84.8 calories walking a mile at an average speed of 3 miles per hour. You can even measure the number of steps to calculate the total distance covered while walking. On average, it takes about 2000 steps to cover one mile. You must burn 3500 calories to burn 1 pound of fat. If you want to lose one pound in a week, you must burn 3500 extra calorie.