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A 42-year-old member asked:

How can walking burn more fat than running?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Walking: Speed walking, uphill, & longer distance will burn more than a slow, level, short run.
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 39 years experience
Running vs walking: Walking and running can improve energy, decrease blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, decrease your risk of disease and make you feel better emotionally. Running is more vigorous exercise so you'll burn more fat. However, running is a high-impact sport and may be hard on your joints.

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A 20-year-old male asked:

Which burns more fat, walking or running ?

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Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
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Aerobics: It depends on how far/fast/frequently you walk or run. A short walk will not burn as much energy as a sprint. A sprint will not burn as much energy as a march.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How much more calories do you burn running than walking?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Depends: You can go to several websites to obtain the research. The frequency, duration, intensity and length of time often will determine which activity burns more calories. Running normally is the best.
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