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Calories burned when water walking and jogging! I did not know this!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Compare the following estimates of calorie consumption for a 30-minute workout:

Land walking: 135 calories
Deep water walking: 264 calories
Jogging on land: 240 calories
Deep water jogging: 340 calories


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KATHARINE1948 10/19/2013 9:14PM

Thank you chris

this is new information to me emoticon

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ARTJAC 10/19/2013 4:07AM


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FLAMENM 10/18/2013 11:48PM


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DJ4HEALTH 10/18/2013 9:03PM

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/18/2013 8:04PM

    emoticon love the pool

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LINDA! 10/18/2013 7:20PM

    I water walk and jog a few times a week. I knew that it burned more calories. Plus, the added bonus of the not hurting my knees.

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PATIENTHAND 10/18/2013 7:18PM

    I can say this much for water..10 weeks ago I was in a wheelchair a LOT. I could not walk 1/8 mile on dry land before I got toe drop and a lot of pain. Yesterday I walked 3/4 mile on dry land.... my physical therapist says its because of all the deep water work I do. he is shocked at far and how fast I have come.. I have also worked really really hard.

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LOSER05 10/18/2013 7:11PM


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CINDYWAGNER1 10/18/2013 6:09PM

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FISHER011 10/18/2013 5:39PM

    emoticon love it!

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MARGIE100%PURE 10/18/2013 5:15PM

    Easier on a low impact exercise and less dripping of sweat in the water! Water is more resistant to push against than air! Keep up the great work. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 10/18/2013 4:47PM

    Ohh yes Chris .. I used to burn so many Calories when I went to the Pool each morning .. I just loved it .. Lovely warm water soothing all the aches and pains .. Hugs Susie emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 10/18/2013 3:46PM

    Thanks - good to know!

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ASHBUG1 10/18/2013 3:46PM

    wow I did not know this I am def gonna start at the pool . that's actually the only exercise I can do so this is good news

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WHYNOTJ1 10/18/2013 3:24PM

    FIFIFRIZZLE, After a while, I did graduate myself to some land-based walking as I got stronger. I wanted to try to build some endurance with my bad ankle. I'd suggest doing a combination of land and water, at least to start. Water helps ease muscle soreness, in addition to burning all those calories, but I like being able to walk around in stores, outside, etc.

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WHYNOTJ1 10/18/2013 3:20PM

    I learned this during my water instructor training (through Aquatic Exercise Association).

It was the first exercise I could do that actually seemed to make a difference to my body, burning calories. I began to get great results during the very first few weeks.

I was told that you can burn 3-5 times as many more calories doing water aerobics compared to land. Something that not all of my students grasp is that you really need to exert yourself (with the exception of physical limitations) to achieve that. Merely bobbing along, singing to the music or chatting with a friend won't get those terrific results. I'm a little sneaky though: If I hear too much singing or chatting, I switch things up and try to increase the intensity or move them around the pool more. emoticon

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DOPAMINEJUNKIE 10/18/2013 3:17PM

    Makes me want to get to the pool! Thanks for sharing.

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2HAMSDIET 10/18/2013 3:04PM


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LJCANNON 10/18/2013 2:55PM

    emoticon I think the Resistance of the Water makes it sort of Strength Training plus Cardio which gives you the Higher Calorie Burn. The fact that it "Feels Easy" and is "Fun" is Pure Bonus!!

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SANDRALEET 10/18/2013 2:47PM

    And it feels less hard

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SOFTLYOPTIMIST 10/18/2013 2:36PM

    This is great news for those of us who have been advised to do aquarobics rather than using gym equipment, I thought it was second-best. I've been meaning to go to aquarobics for so long; your post has inspired me to make it happen. I have watched a class and they were enjoying themselves - fun and doing you good at the same time, you don't often get that!

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GOPINTOS 10/18/2013 2:36PM

    That is amazing! THanks!

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KNYAGENYA 10/18/2013 2:11PM

    This is one of the reasons why I do aqua jogging and water aerobics.

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COCK-ROBIN 10/18/2013 2:08PM


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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/18/2013 1:54PM

    I didn,t know this either. I was planning to 'graduate' to land based walking, maybe I will just keep on splashing about!

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