May 5, 2016 william

Walking Burns More Calories Than You Think

Walking is a great exercise as almost anyone can do it. It’s cost-effective and requires only a good pair of shoes. But, there’s more good news.

1.Burning Calories Are Based On Certain Equations

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But, scientists took a closer look and found some problems. One: sample sizes were very small (6 people for one sample.) Two: The test subjects only included men. Three: None of the test took into account the differences in size of individual people. The result was that the number of calories burned were too low by 97%.

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2.The Solution?

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Researchers developed a new equation. It’s based on a larger sample size, and takes into account differences in weights and heights.

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3.So, How Much Are You Really Burning?

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Previously, a 130 pound woman who walked at a speed of 2.9 mph, burned 68 kilocalories. Using the new equation, the walker would burn 81 kilocalories.

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