Is It Better To Walk Or Run To Lose Weight?

I like to exercise on a certain two-mile route. Is it better (calorically) to walk or run the two miles? Which burns more calories?

It doesn’t matter that much whether you walk or run the two miles, because you’ll burn about the same number of calories. It just may take you longer to walk than to run.

A 150-pound person who walks at a rate of 3.5 miles per hour (mph) will cover the two-mile trek in about 35 minutes and burn about 180 calories.

If the same person ran two miles at 9 mph, she would be finished in roughly 13 minutes and burn about 200 calories.

I think the most important point about exercise is to find something that you enjoy doing, so that you will do it often!

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