Calories are normally present in the food we eat each day. It plays an important part in weight and health status of a person. This tutorial explains how to burn the excess calories from our body.
Formula for Burned Calories
Example to Calculate Burned Calories
A person weighs 119 (Pound) lbs [54 kg], walks a distance of 2 miles and his walking pace is 2 mph. Calculate the calories to be burned for that person.
- Weight(W) = 54
- Net Value(N) = 2
- Walking Pace(S) = 2
- Distance = 2
Substitute the given values in the formula,
d = d*1.609344 = 2 * 1.609344 = 3.21869 km (2 miles)
CB = ((54*2)/2) * 3.21869
Calories to be burned = 173.88 calories
Walking as a sport is very common. In addition to walkers, hikers and people who want to lose weight with walking, many runners also use walking as an alternative or supplement to running. Because of its low impact, it's especially useful if you have an injury, a twinge, or just need a break from running. It is also very useful for warming up, cooling down, and as an alternative to standing to recover between repetitions.
Those who walk a lot for work or other reasons should consider energy expenditure when planning their diet or meals and increase their calorie intake accordingly.
Although walking is a light aerobic activity, it is a great way to lose weight. The low impact and the fact that no special skills or equipment are required make it an ideal exercise for those who want to burn extra calories.
If walking is part of a weight loss plan, it is very useful to determine calorie consumption so that the diet can be adjusted and a calorie deficit can be achieved. This is important not only to ensure that walking volume is high enough, but also to increase or decrease food intake accordingly.
As with all sports that contribute to weight loss, it is best to go slowly to maintain health. Rapid weight loss can also have negative effects on energy levels, muscle volume, strength and performance.
If you are trying to gain weight, it is important that any extra activity is considered so that extra calories can be taken in to compensate. Often running is not considered when looking at total exercise volume, but if you are doing a significant amount of exercise, it is really important to consider its impact.
Those who are happy with their weight should find out how many calories they burn through daily walking so they can adjust their diet accordingly.
Since walking is a relatively low-impact activity, most people do not consider it necessary to refuel before or after a walk. However, this can be useful during long walks. Hiking has the advantage of making it easy to eat or take a short break and snack along the way. Knowing your energy needs while hiking can help you prepare for the activity in advance.
Walking is one of the most accessible and at the same time most underestimated forms of physical activity. You've probably heard the famous saying "10,000 steps a day make you slimmer and healthier" a thousand times. But we have to admit - the popularity of this slogan is well deserved! Although 10,000 steps may be a bit excessive for some, walking at least 7,000 to 8,000 steps per day has several health benefits and also offers the advantage of being an inexpensive, accessible and convenient form of physical activity!
We are made to walk. It's in our DNA, and it's an important part of our evolution into the dominant species on this planet (along with movable thumbs, big brains, and Nintendo).
Let's get the basic stuff out of the way:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that we walk about 10,000 steps every day.
That's also why your Fitbit - which I'll get to in a moment - has that 10,000 steps as its default goal.
Unfortunately, we Americans tend to walk on average only HALF that: 2.5 miles or 5,000 steps.