The calories you can expect to burn with…
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.
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.
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.
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*Weight-loss results will vary and are down to your individual circumstances and the amount of weight you have to lose.