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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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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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can I lose weight if I walk 3 miles a day?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: If your calorie intake remains lower than your calories burned. You will burn roughly 100 calories per mile that you walk.
A 38-year-old member asked:

When during the day is it optimal to walk on the treadmill to lose weight?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Anytime: Any time u have time go 4 it. Can't sleep walk then. The time of exercise makes no difference.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How long do you have to walk a day to lose weight?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
Walking of weight: Hours! weight loss needs caloric reduction as well! try starting with 30minutes of walking and adding a minute every walk to build up to over an hour. If you are already walking over an hour, carry a back back or weights.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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