How Many Calories You Can Burn Just By Walking (Men's Health)

Posted: May 30, 2024 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Men's Health on May 30, 2024.


How Many Calories You Can Burn Just By Walking

By Alyssa Sparacino

THERE ARE LOTS of great reasons to get walking beyond the need to get from one place to another. From improved energy and better sleep to reduced health risks and weight loss, you might be surprised at just how beneficial a walk can be. Any of these can be great motivation—but there's one very commonly cited goal for daily walks that is sometimes misunderstood.

This common motivator is calorie burn. You've probably heard someone talk about getting steps to "burn off" whatever they just ate at dinner. But just how many calories someone can actually expend during a bout of exercise is dependent on multiple factors that vary from person to person (more on that below). That said, knowing that it can be difficult to pin down your exact calorie expenditure shouldn't deter you from getting your steps on the regular. “Walking is a great option for adding increased physical activity into your daily routine and can be a great option for burning more calories throughout the day,” says Chris Gagliardi, ACE-CPT, C.S.C.S., and group fitness instructor who also holds degrees in kinesiology.

If you’re looking for an estimate on how many calories you might burn from walking, read on to learn more about what factors contribute to that figure, how to calculate your expected calorie burn, and why it’s helpful to think beyond the numbers when committing to a fitness routine.

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