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Calculate Burned Calories by Walking and RunningWhether you should walk or run in order to lose weight depends on a number of factors:
- Time available to exercise. If you are short of time, running will burn more calories than walking. On the other hand, walking is easier to incorporate into your daily routines, such as walking to work or taking a walk at lunch times.
- Existing level of fitness. If you are not so fit, or have weak joints, it may be better to start off walking regularly rather than running once or twice a week, then building the walk up into a brisk walk.
|Activity (20 minutes)||Calories Burned||Fat Percentage (%)||Calories from fat|
|Jogging / sprinting||250||40||40|
|Exercise||Your Total Calorie Burn|
|Walking||0.53x your weight in pounds|
|Running||0.75x your weight in pounds|
If you have a relatively sedentary lifestyle and are not used to exercise, walking is a great way to start a weight loss program. Walking is an easy form of exercise, which can burn a lot of calories in addition to burning fat. Because working at a lower intensity requires less quick energy, the body will burn a higher percentage of calories from fat in the body, in comparison to high intensity exercise. Running However, running will burn more calories than walking for the same amount of time because running takes more effort to perform. Running tends to burn a higher percentage of calories from carbohydrates in the body rather than fat. It is a myth that running or walking over long distances will generally burn about the same amount of energy. There is one view that if you walk briskly (at speeds in excess of 5mph) you will burn calories and fat faster than running. Walking at very fast speeds forces your body to move in ways it wasn't designed to move. This creates a great deal of internal "friction" and inefficiency, which boosts heart rate, oxygen consumption, and calorie burn. References : 1 : RunnersWorld