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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you let me know how many miles to walk to lose weight?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Miles not the answer: It may help if u do not consume more calories/day. The exercise is good but not enough. U need a healthy diet and b sure u do not increase intake. A structured exercise program as ell as decreased caloric will help. It come of slowly but b patient.And consistent. There r many portable apps 4 phones to keep track of exercise, calories burned as well as calories u consume. Keep log up with exer/bite.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

I am curious as to how many miles a day should I walk to lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It is about 100: Calories per mile (give or take). It takes 3, 500 calories to lose a pound. If you make no changes to your diet - the amount you walk will be determined by the desired rate of weight loss.
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Last updated Aug 22, 2013

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