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Sometimes getting off the treadmill or elliptical and going outside for a walk is the best thing for the mind and the body.  Even when it’s cold – fresh air can do a body good. There was a recent article in Health Magazine backing this up for me.  I thought it was worth sharing with you.

It was published that a new study found “that runners and walkers had similar reductions in the likelihood of diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease when they expended and equal amount of energy.”  The main point – to burn the same number of calories walking as running.

Below is some information to help you along your way and keep burning those calories.

  • Walk for 20 min. or run for 9 min. = 100 calories burned (approximately)
  • Walk for 30 min. or run for 14 min. = 150 calories burned *
  • Walk for 45 min. or run for 21 min. = 225 calories burned *
  • Walk for 60 min. or run for 27 min. = 300 calories burned *
  • Walk for 90 min. or run for 41 min. = 450 calories burned *

* Calories burned is an approximate estimation based on a 150lb woman walking at a brisk pace or running at a 10 minute mile pace