Who would have thought that walking could burn a substantial amount of calories on a daily basis. It's been three weeks being with Rewalkz.Me and I’m amaze that I get “ out stepped” by many others out there. Currently this is where I stand on the most recent challenge.
Today i would like to share with you a recent article I've read from Runnersworld comparing the amount of calories burned of running vs walking and how much calories do you exactly burn. Even if you do not own a Fitbit and might be curious, you could do the math yourself but it's best if you do own one and join us on the next challenge which i would talk about more in my upcoming post.
A group of researchers from California State University have just published a new Run v. Walk paper. It’s the best one yet, and it confirms (to a very high degree) the data I presented in 2005, which was mostly based on this paper. Even better, this group of investigators have included the “after burn” in their calculations. That’s a first.
It’s also entirely appropriate. Whether you finish your workout by collapsing on the grass, drinking a smoothie, or taking a shower, your body continues burning more-calories-than-usual until it returns to its basal metabolic rate. These calories are “free,” yet real.
The subjects in the new study were 15 male college students, and 15 female, with an average weight of 156 lbs. One day they ran a treadmill mile in 10:00 minutes; another day they walked a mile in 18:36. Afterwards, they sat quietly for 30 minutes, by which time their metabolic rate had returned to normal.
Lastly if you do not own a Fitbit to do the calculation for you, here is a calorie-burn charts that adjust to your body weight. As noted, the above chart only works if you weigh 156.2 pounds. Which you probably don’t. Here’s a very simple chart that lets you compute your personal calorie-burn per mile per pound.
To use the above, simply multiply your weight (in pounds) by the number shown. For example, if you weigh 188 lbs, you will burn about 107 calories (188 * .57) when you walk a mile, and about 135 calories (188 * .72) when you run a mile.
As you can see, running a mile burns roughly 26 percent more calories than walking a mile. Running a minute (or 30 minutes, or an hour, etc.) burns roughly 2.3 times more calories than the same total time spent walking.
Do what you can to burn as many calories as possible in exercise and daily living either by exercising, walking,running or taking the stairs. How I stay lean year round is by being active 7days a week!
Here is my 7 days data taken from REWALKZ.ME. Clocking in 10000-12000steps on an average! How about you? if you have yet to add me as your friend my username is jasminedanker
Being the Ambassador for Rewalkz.Me,which is one stop health portal that rewards users for staying fit and healthy, I can't emphasise enough on what's not to love about walking, its as simple as putting one foot in front of the other that comes with countless benefits. You can choose to walk outdoor and enjoy the serenity of the neighborhood, walk up the stairs instead to build a better booty or if it rains you can choose to walk to walk indoor on the treadmill, only if it rains! There is no excuse for you not to walk at all to be honest.
Here are my top 5 benefit of walking.
Besides running, walking does less damage and harm to your knees and everyone can walk, its all inclusive movement that is in your blood, we were not built to sit all day which decreasing our mobility as we age but sadly we have to work but that doesn’t mean we cant find means to get up and walk.
boosts your vitamin D levels naturally
If you’re walking outside in daylight, you’ll be boosting your body’s stores of vitamin D – a nutrient that’s hard to get from food, but that we can synthesise from exposure to sunlight. While sun safety is still important (see experts agree that exposing as much skin as you can to the sun, little and often and without burning, will help you to produce sufficient vitamin D. My favourite way of maintaining my natural tan.
reduces body fat.
Walking isn’t going to get you shredded or ripped,but frequent walking will help anyone lose some body fat, A person weighing 60kg burns 75 calories simply by strolling at 2mph for 30 minutes. Increase that to 3mph and they’ll burn 99 calories. Speed it up to a fast walk (4mph) and that’s 150 calories – the equivalent of a jam doughnut. "Walking also increases muscle mass and tone and the more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism – so the more calories you burn, even at rest.
Anyone who has come back from a walk in a different frame of mind than they went out with can attest to this. Studies back up that walking benefits your mood -- and may even ward off depression and anxiety. This is so true, my walks with Simba always make me see things in a better perspective and I feel so much better after our long slow walks.
Boosts your immune system
1) This challenge is only open to 120 RewalkzMe users. currenty there is about 60 slot left, last i checked.
2) This challenge is based on first-come-first-serve basis.
3) Each user have to complete 10000 steps PER day for 14 consecutive days during the challenge period in order to be eligible to be a winner of this challenge.
4) User with the highest step count and fulfill point 3 will win a Fitbit Surge tracker
As someone who likes to keep active every day and workout regularly, I have been searching for a fitness band for some time as I have always wanted to monitor and track all my fitness and lifestyle related metrics such as distance walked, distance ran, number of hours slept, and calorie consumption, i do it not to lose weight but just to know my body better.
So my search began and I found out that there are many fitness bands available out in the market today such as the Garmin Vivofit, Basis, Nike+ Fuelband SE, Withings Pulse, Jawbone UP24 and Misfit Shine, among others. They all have different features and each one of them is styled differently. The one that recently caught my eye though is the Fitbit Flex.
Some of its features include the ability to track the number of steps you have taken, your sleep quality, the amount of calories you have consumed, and a silent wake alarm that gently vibrates to wake you at your desired time. The Fitbit Flex also automatically syncs all the data collected wirelessly to either your PC, Mac, iOS device, and select Andorid phones, providing the user with real-time access to all the stats on the Fitbit dashboard at any time of the day.
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