I am not exactly an exercise nut.. in fact, I try to avoid it by all means.. but Walking.. yeah I can do that... so I thought this little calculation (at the bottom) would give us all a good handle on what those BRISK walks give on our ROI (return on investment)..
Exactly how many calories you burn when walking will depend on how quickly you walk and how much you weigh. The more you weigh and the faster you walk, the more calories you’ll burn. Walking up hill and pumping your arms while you walk will also help you burn more calories. You can use these formulas to get an estimate of how many calories you can burn by walking.
3.0 miles/hour (20-minute mile): Burns .027 calories/pound/minute.
3.5 miles/hour (17-minute mile): Burns .033 calories/pound/minute.
4.0 miles/hour (15-minute mile): Burns .042 calories/pound/minute.
4.5 miles/hour (13-minute mile): Burns .047 calories/pound/minute.
In other words, if you weigh 150 pounds and you walk at a speed of 3 mph for 60 minutes, you can multiply .027 by 150 by 60 and find that you burned 243 calories.
Be well... and try to do 3 acts of kindness today.. it does the spirit good!!