Calories Burned while Running vs Walking

Do you burn the same number of calories if you run or walk the same distance? It depends on how fast you walk. When you run, you burn about 100 calories per mile, no matter how fast you go. You keep the same form at any speed. When you walk slowly, at 3 miles an hour, you burn about 65 calories per mile. When you walk fast, at 5 miles an hour, you burn about 128 calories per mile. The faster you walk, the more energy you use with the exaggerated side-to-side motion. Fast walking can be even more vigorous than running, and you are less likely to be injured.

10/26/05

Checked 9/28/08

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