A 20-year-old female asked:
if i walk 2.5 miles 5 days a week will i lose weight?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Marvin Ott answered
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Most likely: In reality, it depends on your intake. If you burn more calories than you take in, then you will lose weight. Walking is definitely a good way to burn calories. Be sure to eat a diet low in animal products and processed foods and avoid alcohol and soda. Hope this helps!
Answered on May 21, 2016
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos answered
21 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: That amount of walking typically takes 45 minutes or so. This is a decent amount of exercise especially if the walking is brisk. However whether it contributes to weight loss depends also on the amount of calories consumed.
Answered on Aug 28, 2014
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