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It would have made more sense if steps per minute and miles per hour were included in "Moderate Walking" and "Brisk Walking". Also, stride length and musculature, bone density, etc. are also factors, even things like age and flat versus hilly terrain, etc. It's not really possible to estimate calories per thirty minutes for walking, IMHO. Thanks for the article anyway!
This is somewhat useful.
Great information! Thank you!
Very informative! Thanks
hubby and I do moderate walking every day - twice a day when the weather permits. Need to find some very low to NO impact cardio / aerobics that I can do with my disability
It would be really nice if I was a runner/ jogger but I am not. Just like to walk and dance.
I have to dust off my skates!
The amount of calories this article says you burn running 8.5 mph for 30 minutes is not the same amount the same exercise logs as in the fitness tracker.....hrrmmmm??
I WISH we could save this article to our favorites, or at least print out that little chart!!
Now if ONLY I could RUN I would have this thing BEAT!
I honestly don't worry very much about specific numbers when it comes to calories burned. I do wear a heart rate monitor with chest strap, which gives me a pretty good estimate, but all this chart of the HRM gives is an ESTIMATE. All of us burn calories in our own way, and it's impossible to know exactly how many calories you burn with each exercise. Just like you shouldn't obsess over that pesky number on the scale, I think you also should not obsess about your calories burned.
So, instead, I rely on making sure I get plenty of exercise. I go to the gym 3-4 times a week and switch it up between Zumba, Zumba Toning (w/weights), the weight machines, and the treadmill. I always make sure I get an hour's worth of exercise or more while I am there, and also that I work up a good sweat. When I don't go to the gym I spend 30 minutes-1 hour playing Wii games like EA Sports Active 2, Just Dance and Just Dance 2...or I go walking on the city's walking trail with friends.
I actually found this article very helpful. I do not see why a little information needs to necessarily "stress me out". Since weight loss is a matter of burning more calories than are taken in, having a guide of how many calories get burned in certain activities to me is helpful. I may never run at those speeds, but then I'm not going to play 30 mins of racquetball either. The one I didn't see here that I do frequently is biking - not stationary.
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