Increased physical activity helps burn calories. This article deals with the calories burned during brisk walking.
Obesity has become a major social concern. Therefore, increasing the awareness about dietary alterations and lifestyle changes, is one of the major aims of health organizations worldwide. Sedentary lifestyle, bad eating habits, etc., lead to unwanted weight gain. Everyone can perform simple and easy walking exercises that promote weight loss. One can burn almost all excess calories by walking briskly for at least half an hour, everyday.
You can always walk outside and inhale fresh air, rather than sweating inside a gym. By taking a walk outside, you may start your day with a cheerful mind and energized body. The number of calories burned depends upon the weight of the person, and the speed and duration of walking. Higher the speed, more will be the calories burned. Brisk walking benefits include weight loss, improved heart and brain health, strong immune system, strong bones and muscles, and improved skin texture. The easiest way of calculating the number of calories burned, is to use a calorie-counter watch.
|Weight of the Person||Speed||Time||Calories Burned|
|125 lb||3.5 mph||30 min||108|
|125 lb||4 mph||30 min||142|
|125 lb||5 mph||30 min||255|
|150 lb||3.5 mph||30 min||129|
|150 lb||4 mph||30 min||170|
|150 lb||5 mph||30 min||306|
|175 lb||3.5 mph||30 min||151|
|175 lb||4 mph||30 min||198|
|175 lb||5 mph||30 min||357|
|200 lb||3.5 mph||30 min||172|
|200 lb||4 mph||30 min||227|
|200 lb||5 mph||30 min||408|
Walking briskly for 30 minutes can help any overweight person to lose weight. Burning 3500 calories will help you shed 1 pound of body fat. If you weigh 125 lb, you will have to walk briskly at 3.5 mph for more than 2 hours per day to lose one pound in a week, since it will take 16 hours and 12 minutes to burn 3500 calories.
Along with this exercise, you must also follow a healthy balanced diet. Your daily calorie intake should not exceed the amount of recommended calories per day. This will help to maintain your energy along with weight. You may include foods that burn calories in your diet. Avoid junk food, carbonated drinks, foods high in cholesterol or fat, excessive consumption of highly processed foods, sugar, alcohol, salt, caffeine, excessive smoking, etc., as they may interfere with your weight loss goal. Similarly, skipping breakfast or lunch, late night dinners, consuming heavy snacks at night, should also be avoided.
In spite of a hectic lifestyle, you should try to maintain your health with the help of simple exercises and healthy diet. Following the aforementioned tips can help you lead a happy and active life.
Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only. Always consult a physician before starting any physical fitness program in order to reduce the risk of injury.