Walk An Hour Lose 500 Calories

Walk One Hour Lose 500 Calories

Walk One Hour Lose 500 Calories

Another study is being published that touts the benefits of walking as a healthy way to lose weight. According to a study by Ramblers’ Association of the UK, a brisk one-hour walk results in approximately 500 calories burned.

A specially commissioned study released by the Ramblers’ Association (RA) finds that a fast 60-minute walk covering 4.4 miles (7km) burns off about 500 calories.Now that pace is no stroll through the park but it is not race walking either.

From walking website :Grough

The results of the study were released to coincide with Get Walking Day, led by the RA’s new president, TV presenter Floella Benjamin. Ms Benjamin, a walker and marathon runner, said: “Walking is a great tonic; it keeps me fit in mind and body and really puts me in a positive mood. The more you do, the better you’ll feel, even walking for half an hour five times a week makes a real difference.”

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The main findings of the report, called “The effects of a one-hour brisk walk on appetite and energy intake,” were that walking for an hour uses about 480 kcal on average, and that subjects in the study did not increase their food intake in the hours following the walking.

The RA study said this demonstrates the health benefits of walking. Ramblers Scotland’s promoting walking officer Kathryn Wortley said: “The recommended 30 minutes of walking per day can even be built up in bouts of 10 or 15 minutes throughout the day, so even on the busiest of days, everyone can enjoy the health benefits of walking”.

If you are still not ready to start walking consider the following from NHS

  • Only three out of 10 people do enough exercise but eight out of 10 think they do:
  • If present habits continue, soon one in four people will not fit in a standard office chair
  • 37% of coronary heart disease deaths are related to inactivity, compared to 19% related to smoking

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  1. Beth says:

    Great information. I can pass this along to my clients.

  2. Betty says:

    I love to walk. It’s refreshing and allows me the time to really think to myself. So I decided to try this weighted shoes from fitandsharp.com
    As an avid walker, I soon noticed a few differences in my steps. My heart rate was higher, my feet were comfortable even after a few miles and I began to lose weight more quickly then before. Just wanted to share.

    • Armena says:

      Hallelujah! I neeeded this-you’re my savior.

  3. ketist says:

    i also wanna share a software i bought. Its u-mon health advisor search for it on google. I bought that month ago after i did a treadmill test. Its very very accurate. Easy to use and it looks like osx mac i have at home. After you do a setup and few tests you can get a brisk walk program that really helps getting fit and loosing weight. My neighbour keeps me company now since she noticed the result 😉

    • Jean says:

      Grazi for mnkaig it nice and EZ.

      • Tete says:

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    • Jenny says:

      What an aswoeme way to explain this-now I know everything!

  4. susan says:

    I love to walk. I have found that I am mentally sharper and in a better mood each day I do it.

  5. Sheila Gard says:

    I love walking in the beautiful countryside where I am lucky enough to live. I agree that walking makes you fit, but you need discipline because it also makes you hungry!

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  7. Walking is such a great exercise! To get great benefits like you said is to make the walk brisk. Keeping that brisk pace for an hour will drop the pounds in no time. Great post. Very encouraging!

    • Justis says:

      That’s way more clever than I was expecting. Thanks!

      • Armoni says:

        You do not have to walk all 10,000 steps (about 1 hour) at once. I break up mine 10 mnietus each walk throughout the day and the results are the same. Weight is falling off!!!

  8. Dog Walk says:

    Morning and night walks with my dog is easier for me then 1 long walk.

  9. Article Writing says:

    Good information about losing weight.

  10. Weight Loss says:

    Thanks for the information

  11. Mandy Y says:

    Needed to know how many calories I could burn by walking for 1 hour. Thanks for the information.

  12. Charles says:

    I lost 30 lbs since feb 2012 i am now wlking about 2 hrs 5 times a week, great results keep in mind
    watch what u put in your mouth it really matters if u stay consistent with wlking and eating you will see
    great strides keep the faith.t

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