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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can running burn more calories than walking?

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Dr. Zoey Goore
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Run vs. walk: Running does burn more calories walking most of the time. Now if you are walking at 12 minutes per miles and running at 30 minutes per mile you might burn more calories walking. You should start at a comfortable range and give your self credit for any exercise.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you burn more calories walking or cycling?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Probably cycling: There are calculators available on the internet to help you figure out how many calories you burn with different activities based on your weight, such as this one from healthstatus: http://www.Healthstatus.Com/calculate/cbc you can directly compare activities. For example, a 150 lb person biking 12-14 mph for 1 hr would burn 594 calories compared to 297 calories walking 3 mph for 1 hr.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Agree. Of course, it depends on the intensity of each activity.
Sep 9, 2013
A 32-year-old member asked:

Do I burn more calories by running or walking a mile?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 39 years experience
Running slightly: Calculating calorie burn is a very complicated formula. Google calculating calorie burn and check out the formulas. The main thing is staying active. Dr l.
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.
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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What should I do instead of running to burn the calories?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Get moving!: A body in motion will burn calories, so a brisk walk is the most convenient way to do it without the pain of running. It is slower but if you can walk for 30-45 minutes daily you will have definite success in reaching your goal.

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