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how many calories burned in a mile?

How many calories would an average woman burn by walking 1 mile?

Wed. Aug 16, 2:28pm

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calories burned in a mile

here is a link to a calories-burned calculator.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 2:33 PM

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It really depends on how much an average woman weighs. (I have no idea.) That's why the calculator works best if you have a specific woman in mind.

I do know that, with the exception of running <7 min/miles, running and walking use the same number of calories per mile. Fast running is more inefficient and uses more.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 2:37 PM

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If an average woman weighs 150 pounds, and walks at a speed of 3 mph, then she would walk 1 mile in 20 minutes, burning 75 calories.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 2:41 PM

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I just put in my weight (117 lbs), for 20 minutes at 3mph (1 mile), and it said I'd burn 58 calories.

Then I put in my weight, for 15 minutes at 4mph (1 mile, again), and it said I'd burn 64 calories.

So I guess pace has something to do with it... ???

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 3:14 PM

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Since you weigh 117 pounds, and not 150 pounds, you are doing less "weight lifting" while walking, hence less calories burned.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 3:45 PM

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yes, pace definitely affects the calories burned. so does the amount of incline and/or resistance (walking on a beach is more of a workout than on a sidewalk).

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 3:47 PM

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>Since you weigh 117 pounds, and not 150 pounds, you are doing less "weight lifting" while walking, hence less calories burned.

Darn! You mean the more we weigh, the fitter we will get?! OK, OK, I didn't want to, but I guess I have to go eat that entire strawberry rhubarb pie and tub of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, after all. :-)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 6:54 PM

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8-16, 3:45 poster

i don't think your post makes sense, at least not as a response to the poster above you. could you explain a little more so i get it? thanks!

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 9:31 AM

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117 lbs here

I think the poster meant that it makes sense that I, at 117 lbs, burn less than the 150-lb woman, as it should take less effort to move 117 lbs than it does to move 150 lbs (think about it like dragging a sack of potatoes or something).

My question, though, was about pace, since I always thought that you'd burn the same amount of calories by traveling 1 mile whether you did it in 10 minutes, 15, or 20. You'd burn more cals per hour going faster, but I thought it was the same cals per mile. (That's what the 2:37pm poster was saying as well) But, according to the calculator, that's not qute true.

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 10:34 AM

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as far as distance and different calories burned...

check out this partial article:

"Q: I've started walking on a treadmill and it seems like I burn more calories when I walk for a longer period of time, as opposed to when I walk faster and for a shorter time period. I assumed that walking faster would burn more calories. Can you explain?
A: Well, the confusion begins with distance, time and speed. In order to compare the amount of calories you burn walking at a slow pace to the amount of calories you burn walking at a fast pace, you must keep the distance the same.

You can only compare apples to apples. Let's compare a two-mile walk to a two-mile run. A run or a fast walk over the same distance will always require more work/calorie expenditure than a slow walk over the same distance.

Take time out of the equation and just think logically. If I told you to walk from your house to the store which is two miles away, and then I told you on the second day to walk fast to the store, which one is going to cause you the most fatigue? The fast walk is always going to require more work and burn more calories.

Let's look at what parameters we can change in a walk to make someone burn more calories: Speed, terrain, distance, weight and time.

You will burn more calories walking fast or running compared to walking slow. You will burn more calories walking up hill compared to walking on flat land. You will burn more calories walking a longer distance compared to a shorter distance. You will burn more calories wearing a 10-pound walkvest compared to no walkvest. You will burn more calories walking the same speed for 30 minutes compared to walking the same speed for 20 minutes."

what i conclude is that a 150 lb person walking with a 117 lb person at the same rate, at the same incline will burn more calories, correct?



Thursday, August 17, 2006, 10:40 AM

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Probably not a LOT more, but yes, your body does have to work a little harder if you weigh more.

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 12:41 PM

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you burn same calories run or walk

th amount of work done massX distance travelled is same whether you walk a mile or you run a mile. Of course runing for 15 mts will burn more calories then walking for 15 mts, because distance travelled is more in running, mass(body weight) being same work done is more in running for 15 mts. as against walking

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 8:23 AM

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3 miles, 25 min = 400 calories

I ran 3 miles 2 days ago and burned about 400 calories according to the treadmill that I ran on.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 9:11 AM

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i always thought walking a mile and running a mile is the same calorie burn, but here is a good article about it that explains why they don't.
http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-242-304-311-8402-0,00.html

Friday, April 24, 2009, 5:21 PM

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If you really want to be accurate with calories burned, get a heart rate monitor with a chest strap. It will monitor your heart rate, to tell you how hard you are working and what that equals in cals burned. It is individualized to you. You input your age, height, weight etc.



Friday, April 24, 2009, 6:17 PM

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When you perform a continuous exercise, you burn five calories for every liter of oxygen you consumeand running in general consumes a lot more oxygen than walking."
so you will burn a little more cal. when running rather the walking but its not much more


Thursday, January 21, 2010, 10:01 AM

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I found the calculator at the end of the article useful:

Running
Your Total Calorie Burn/Mile .75 x your weight (in lbs.)
Your Net Calorie Burn/Mile .63 x your weight
Walking
Your Total Calorie Burn/Mile .53 x your weight
Your Net Calorie Burn/Mile .30 x your weight

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 10:17 AM

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calories burned when running vs. walking.

Calories burned all has to do with your oxygen intake. You burn 5 calories for every liter of oxygen you take in. As a rule, you take in more oxygen when running than you do when walking (you can tell because you're out of breath). Your body converts oxygen from your bloodstream into energy, which you need to keep running. When you burn more oxygen than your body can replace, your brain sends your body parts feelings of pain and discomfort to get you to stop. You build up a tolerance to it over time as your body learns to release the oxygen slower and make it last, as well as make it faster.

Sunday, January 24, 2010, 1:34 PM

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Saturday, September 18, 2010, 1:12 PM

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Thursday, September 23, 2010, 12:16 PM

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Work formula is not accurate

Work = force X distance

If you are running at a faster pace you will need to apply more force. So walking 1 mile will not give you the same burn as if you run a mile. Since it takes less force to walk then to run. Remember Force = Mass X Acceleration. Also you can calculate the Kinetic Energy by using KE = .5mv^2. Anyways the previous posts were correct by saying you will burn more calories if you run a faster pace, assuming the distance is the same.

Saturday, October 08, 2011, 11:24 PM

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The Bottom Line... (Pun duly intended!)

What this boils down to is that you have to do a LOT of exercise to work off the calories in the pie you ate (or the creamed peas, or the Southern fried chicken, or Cobb salad, or whateveryou ate) . It is a lot easier, less time consuming, more effective, healthier, more practical, even cheaper... just to eat less!

Eat less and then you weigh less. It's a simple formula.

Keep focused on how these things work:
Eat less to weigh less, and be healthier.
Exercise for muscle tone and joint flexibility, and health.



Sunday, October 09, 2011, 11:11 AM

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The Bottom Line... (Pun duly intended!)

What this boils down to is that you have to do a LOT of exercise to work off the calories in the pie you ate (or the creamed peas, or the Southern fried chicken, or Cobb salad, or whateveryou ate) . It is a lot easier, less time consuming, more effective, healthier, more practical, even cheaper... just to eat less!

Eat less and then you weigh less. It's a simple formula.

Keep focused on how these things work:
Eat less to weigh less, and be healthier.
Exercise for muscle tone and joint flexibility, and health.



Sunday, October 09, 2011, 11:11 AM

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