How Many Calories Will I Burn Walking 1 Mile?
Written by Diet Bites
Amount of Calories Burned Walking 1 Mile
The amount of calories that a person burns depends upon their weight and the distance traveled in 'x-amount' of time.
For example, if walker Jim weighs 120 pounds and he is walking at a rate of 2 miles per hour, he will burn about 160 calories. If he increases his steps to 3 miles per hour he will burn 215 calories. And if he walks at a speed of 4 miles per hour he will burn about 280 calories.
If walker Dan weighs 210 pounds and walks at a rate of 2 miles per hour he will burn about 210 calories in an hour. For 3 miles per hour he will burn about 285 calories and at 4 miles per hour he'll burn about 285 calories.
If walker Jerry weighs 265 pounds it takes more calories to support his excess weight and body composition. If Jerry walks at 2 miles per hour he will burn about 254 calories per hour. At 3 miles per hour he will burn about 360 calories per hour. And at a speed of 4 miles per hour he will burn about 470 calories.
The following contains some averages of how many calories a person burns walking for a solid hour:
Take note that the above walking times and projected calorie burns are not set in stone. Many factors influence our rate of calorie burn. Those include:
- Age of individual: Older individuals cannot burn as many calories as their younger peers as ageing slows the metabolism.
- Muscle mass of individual: People will more muscle mass require more calories to support their weight than individuals with less muscle mass. Muscle takes more calories to support than fat.
- Gender influences the rate of calorie burn when walking. Because men have more muscle mass than women they tend to burn calories when walking and during exercise and activity than women.
- State of health influences walker's calorie burn. Individuals who are battling an illness may burn more calories as their body requires more in fighting off illness. Individuals recovering from illness should take walking slowly - and based on their doctor's instructions.
- Temperature impacts calorie burn when walking. If it's hot outdoors or extremely cold the walker will burn more calories. When walking be sure to dress for the weather. And be sure to hydrate so you'll live to walk on the morrow.