How Many Calories Does Walking Burn?

Many people approximate the answer to 100 calories per mile. However this is likely inaccurate for the majority of us.

True calorie burn will depend on a number of factors such as how much you weigh, how fast you walk and the type of terrain you cover so there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Heavier people, walking faster over hilly ground will burn more calories than lighter people, walking slower over flat ground.

Aside from burning calories walking has a host of other health benefits making it an important daily habit and perfect supplement to intermittent bouts of high intensity exercise.