Walking

  • Medical Author:
    Richard Weil, MEd, CDE

  • Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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Where can I get more information about walking?

Resources

http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/

http://aom.americaonthemove.org/

http://www.railtrails.org/index.html

http://www.americanhiking.org/

http://www.ava.org/

http://walking.about.com/

The Complete Guide to Walking, New and Revised: For Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness, by Mark Fenton

Calories burned per hour at different body weights
Walking110 lbs.125 lbs.150 lbs.174 lbs.200 lbs.
Strolling less than 2 mph, level100114136159182
Moderate pace, about 3 mph175199239278318
Brisk pace, about 3.5 mph200227273318364
Very brisk pace, about 4.5 mph225256307358409
Moderate pace about 3 mph, uphill300341409477545

REFERENCES:

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Lee, J.M., et al. "Validity of Consumer-Based Physical Activity Monitors." Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 46.9 Sept. 2014: 1840-1848.

Swartz, A.M., et al. "Energy expenditure of interruptions to sedentary behavior." Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8 June 27, 2011: 69.

Trojian, T.H., et al. Exercise and colon cancer: primary and secondary prevention. Curr Sports Med Rep 6.2 Apr. 2007: 120-124.

Tudor-Locke, C., and L. Lutes. "Why do pedometers work? a reflection upon the factors related to successfully increasing physical activity." Sports Med 39.12 (2009): 981-993.

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/17/2015

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