The calories you can expect to burn with…

How many calories do I burn by walking

General walking

This is what you do when you’re out shopping or strolling through the park. It’s low intensity, but still good for you and a sensible entry point. Most lifestyle walkers move at an average of 2.5–3.5mph – that’s one mile every 17–24 min. To burn 1,500 calories a week you would need to walk around 10–20 miles.

On average, a woman weighing 10st will use 3 calories per min; a man of 12st 7lb will burn 5 calories per min.

 

How many calories do I burn by walking

Fitness walking

This could be on a treadmill or walking at a brisk pace outdoors. It’s great for moderate weight loss, improved health and energy. Fitness walkers move at 3.6–4.3mph, covering a mile in 14–17 min. This level of exercise works the abdominals, upper body muscles, bottom and hips.

On average, a woman weighing 10st will use 4.5 calories per min; a man of 12st 7lb will burn 6 calories per min.

 

How many calories do I burn by walking

High-energy/power walking

A great calorie burner and muscle shaper. You’ll zip along at a pace of 4.4–6mph, covering one mile in 10–13.6 min. This has a similar calorie intensity to running but with a lower injury risk.

On average, a woman weighing 10st will use 8 calories per min; a man of 12st 7lb will burn 10 calories per min.

Get our top tips for power walking.

*Weight-loss results will vary and are down to your individual circumstances and the amount of weight you have to lose.

Topics: ,,,