How Many Calories Do You Burn While Walking?

How Many Calories Walking

They say laughter is the best medicine when it comes to mental health, but what about physical health?

Hippocrates believed walking is man’s best medicine, and if you’ve spent any amount of time at the local park, I’m sure you’ve witnessed people "taking their medicine."

Not only is walking inexpensive (unless you do it at the gym), but it’s easy to do with a friend, your dog, or alone.

Walking not only gives your leg muscles a workout, but it also gives your heart (cardio!) a workout while you burn calories and lose weight.

Whether you try to walk a certain number of steps or a certain amount of time, it’s always good to get up and walk.

Years ago, you had to buy a special device to clip on your waistband in order to count your steps. Today, we have wristbands, pendants, and apps on our phones to count steps for us.

But, exactly how much walking do you need to do to burn off that donut you had at work this morning? How many calories do you burn while walking?

The answer to that varies.

How many calories does walking burn?


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