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5/5/13 9:20 P

Walking burns calories because it is weight-bearing exercise, and you have to lift your body weight (even if it's just a fraction of an inch) with every step. If you were carrying groceries in a backpack, then yes, you would be burning more calories.

When carrying your groceries in a cart, the extra weight goes down through the wheels, rather than your legs. With a good cart on level ground the extra calorie burn is minimal.


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5/5/13 3:06 P

Thanks! That is probably the best idea.

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5/5/13 1:53 P

I honestly wouldn't worry about. While there no doubt is some increased calorie burn, over such a short distance and especially if you're pulling a cart, much of the extra is actually distributed over the mechanical portions.

It wouldn't be worth trying to figure it out. Consider those bonus calories. :)

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5/5/13 1:07 P

If I am carrying or pulling extra weight when I walk, should I be adding that to my weight when logging my activity? I sometimes pull pretty heavy groceries a little over a half mile. It is much harder than just walking and seems like it would burn more calories.

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