How many calories do I burn when walking?

Nutrition2 min read

Burning calories is not that hard. But it is important to find the right mix and not to overdo it in the beginning. Only then will you effectively adopt and sustainably become fitter.

The average person will burn between between 200 and 350 calories per hour walking at a moderate pace. At a casual pace you will cover around 3 miles in an hour walk. If you walk 5 days a week an hours walk each you will burn 1,000 to 1,800 calories.

So if you want to lose weight, you should consume more calories than you take in. But beware, the body also needs the right nutrients and sufficient fluid to adjust to the new metabolism.

Most people burn 30 to 40 calories for every 1,000 steps they walk. Extrapolated to 10,000 steps, that means they burn between 300 and 400 calories.

If you want to lose weight most effectively, then a mix of strength and endurance training makes sense. This allows you to target different energy stores and burn calories more effectively.

Running burns 80 to 140 calories per mile and 30 minutes of running you will burn between 280 and 520 calories, depending on your weight and speed.

Important: Every calorie counts and exercise and sport help to build more muscle mass. This ensures that you burn more calories overall. In the long term, this increases your basal metabolic rate. That is, the calories we need at rest to maintain our bodily functions. If the basal metabolic rate increases, then we burn more calories, even if we are less active.

A healthy and balanced diet, along with sport, is the key to greater fitness and health.


Where do I find calories in StepsApp?

StepsApp also counts your calories, of course. These are automatically counted in the background and can be found in the Steps menu, just like the steps.


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