How Many Calories Do You Burn Running a Mile? (Healthline)

Posted: Jan 23, 2023 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Healthline on January 23, 2023.


How Many Calories Do You Burn Running a Mile?

By Rena Goldman

Running is a great way to get your cardio in, especially if you’re not someone who is particularly interested in playing a sport or hanging out in the gym. It’s an activity you can do on your own, and except for quality shoes, doesn’t require you to buy any special equipment.

We know running is good for you. But how many calories does that sweat session help you burn? It turns out the answer depends on you; specifically, how much you weigh. The more you weigh, the higher your calorie burn will be.

Read on to learn how many calories you burn running a mile, and how you can make running part of your exercise routine.

Calories burned per mile

A general estimate for calories burned in one mile is approximately 100 calories per mile, says Dr. Daniel V. Vigil, an associate clinical professor of health sciences at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. However, this standard number varies depending on the individual. Body weight plays a major factor.

According to a chart from the American Council on Exercise, a 120-pound person burns about 11.4 calories per minute while running. So if that person runs a 10-minute mile, they’ll burn 114 calories. If that person weighed 180 pounds, the calorie burn goes up to 17 calories per minute. The 180-pound runner would burn 170 calories running that same 10-minute mile.

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