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12/11/17 12:25 P

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I was with the majority here, but then I started to think about it and it really doesn't make sense that walking at two miles an hour has the same calorie burn as speed walking at four and a half miles an hour, so I started to dig. What I found was pretty contrary to what you guys are saying and what I assumed, as well. The articles I'm seeing say it *does* matter. An example:

www.calderaspas.com/wellness-blog/walk-lit
tle-faster-burn-lot-more-calories


Defend yourselves, you laggards!

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12/11/17 7:26 A

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12/2/17 12:31 A

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speed does not matter to build up endurance, but does in performance.

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11/21/17 1:27 P

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Aha! I've got it! Relaxed dog walking for forty-five minutes or so and then walk/jog/run the rest of the way home. This is assuming the dog will keep up with you and then the dog gets fit as well. Getting the heart rate up for at least ten minutes is a good thing. ??

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11/21/17 7:19 A

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Just keep moving and bringing your heart rate up will do the trick



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11/18/17 2:14 A

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How many calories might not change much between your two examples...but how you feel certainly will! And, if you are fairly new to the faster walking, your muscles are really going to feel it compared to a meandering mile.

Best advice I could give: quit thinking about the calories, and start looking at what is going to make your body become as fit as possible, and yet not overdo it. What exercise routine that is will vary greatly depending on "where you are starting". For some folks, that mile walk...even if it takes an hour...is a valid accomplishment!!
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11/18/17 12:12 A

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Of course, with greater speed you get greater distance in the same amount of time

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11/17/17 12:25 P

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Thanks! The good thing about this information is that I love to take my dog for a walk. I thought if i did my walking tape that would be better exercise. My dog will be thrilled.

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11/17/17 7:04 A

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Yes, speed is largely irrelevant to calories burned, it is total distance covered that matters. There is a difference between running and walking because with running you are actually airborne for part of each stride which takes extra effort, but speed while running and speed while walking are largely irrelevant. As a VERY rough guide, you can expect to burn about 100 calories per mile walked, and 130 calories per mile run (heavier people may burn more than this).

However, the convention when calculating calories is to include the calories burned by your underlying metabolism (around 60-80 calories per hour), as well as the exercise itself. So a calorie calculator will probably show you burning slightly more calories meandering a mile in an hour, versus covering the same distance at a brisk walk in just 15 minutes @ 4mph. But it's not as though the extra 45 minutes disappear - your metabolism will burn about the same, it's just that it won't be included in the 15 minutes of the fast walk.

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In general, you'll likely burn about the same amount of calories- it just takes you longer to do it in your second scenario. So there isn't a benefit to taking longer unless you're working on your endurance.

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Are you basing that on the numbers you find on various trackers or heart rate? I agree with the previous poster that heart rate is going to be the most accurate way to gauge calorie burn. Too many variables for the charts to be truly accurate unless they ask questions about conditioning, body weight, age, and etc. The charts and counters are generalizations that are okay to give you a day over day assessment of how you're doing, but heart rate will be much more accurate regarding actual calorie burn.

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11/16/17 10:45 P

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You burn calories when your heart rate is kept between 60 and 70 % of its maximum. As long as you keep it up there for the duration of your workout, you will burn a lot of calories

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11/16/17 7:18 P

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Let's say I do intervals with fast walking and jogging for a mile. Taking less than 15 minutes to complete a mile. I walk a meandering mile for an hour. And the slow mile burns more calories?
Is that right?

Thanks!

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