More than 145 million adults now include walking as part of a physically active lifestyle. More than 6 in 10 people walk for transportation or for fun, relaxation, or exercise, or for activities such as walking the dog.
Physical activity helps control weight, but it has other benefits. Physical activity such as walking can help improve health even without weight loss. People who are physically active live longer and have a lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.
This online calculator shows you how many calories you’ve burned off while walking at various speeds based on time walked. Simply type in your weight, time and type of activity – then click the “Calculate Calories Burned” button.