Walking Calories Burned Per Minute

Walking on the Treadmill
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How many calories do you burn in walking one minute, 30 minutes, an hour? It depends on how much you weigh and your walking speed. Check the charts below or use the online calculator to find out how many calories you are burning on your walk.

Walking Minutes Calorie Charts

Find how many calories you burn per minute of walking. Your weight and speed are the two factors that determine this number. How to Measure Your Walking Speed

Calories Burned Walking at 3 MPH – 20 minutes per mile

Weight (lb)

1 min

15 min

30 min

45 min

1 hr

90 min

2 hr

100

3

40

80

119

159

239

318

110

3

44

88

131

175

263

350

120

3

48

96

143

191

287

382

130

3

52

103

155

207

310

413

140

4

56

112

167

223

335

446

150

4

60

119

179

238

357

476

160

4

64

128

191

255

383

510

170

5

68

135

203

271

406

541

180

5

72

144

215

287

431

574

190

5

76

151

227

302

454

605

200

5

80

159

239

318

477

636

225

6

90

179

269

358

537

716

250

7

100

199

299

398

597

796

275

7

110

219

329

438

657

876

300

8

119

239

358

477

716

954

Walking at 3 mph and 3.5 mph is typical for a pleasant stroll or a health walk.

Calories Burned Walking at 3.5 MPH – 17 minutes per mile

Weight (lb)

1 min

15 min

30 min

45 min

1 hr

90 min

2 hr

100

3

48

97

145

194

290

387

110

4

54

108

161

215

323

430

120

4

59

118

177

237

355

473

130

4

63

127

190

254

381

507

140

5

69

138

206

275

413

550

150

5

73

146

219

292

439

585

160

5

78

157

235

314

471

628

170

6

83

166

249

332

499

665

180

6

88

176

264

353

529

705

190

6

93

186

279

372

557

743

200

7

98

196

293

391

587

783

225

7

110

220

330

440

660

880

250

8

123

245

368

490

735

980

275

9

134

269

403

538

806

1075

300

10

146

292

439

585

877

1170

Let's look at the difference when you take the speed up to brisk walking paces. You burn more calories per minute and you also cover more mileage in the same period of them. Your weight is still the biggest factor in determining how many calories you burn while walking.

Calories Burned Walking at 4 MPH – 15 minutes per mile

Weight (lb)

1 min

15 min

30 min

45 min

1 hr

90 min

2 hr

100

4

56

113

169

225

338

450

110

4

63

125

188

250

375

500

120

5

69

138

206

275

413

550

130

5

74

148

221

295

443

590

140

5

80

160

240

320

480

640

150

6

85

170

255

340

510

680

160

6

91

183

274

365

548

730

170

6

97

193

290

387

580

773

180

7

103

205

308

410

615

820

190

7

108

216

324

432

648

864

200

8

114

228

341

455

683

910

225

9

128

256

384

512

767

1023

250

10

143

285

428

570

855

1140

275

10

156

313

469

625

938

1250

300

11

170

340

510

680

1020

1360

Calories Burned Walking at 4.5 MPH – 13:20 minutes per mile

Weight (lb)

1 min

15 min

30 min

45 min

1 hr

90 min

2 hr

100

5

71

142

213

284

425

567

110

5

79

158

236

315

473

630

120

6

87

173

260

347

520

693

130

6

93

186

279

372

558

743

140

7

101

202

302

403

605

806

150

7

107

214

321

428

643

857

160

8

115

230

345

460

690

920

170

8

122

243

365

487

730

974

180

9

129

258

387

517

775

1033

190

9

136

272

408

544

816

1089

200

10

143

287

430

573

860

1147

225

11

161

322

483

644

967

1289

250

12

180

359

539

718

1077

1436

275

13

197

394

591

788

1181

1575

300

14

214

428

643

857

1285

1714

Calories Burned Walking at 5 MPH – 12 minutes per mile

Weight (lb)

1 min

15 min

30 min

45 min

1 hr

90 min

2 hr

100

6

90

180

270

360

540

720

110

7

100

200

300

400

600

800

120

7

110

220

330

440

660

880

130

8

118

236

354

472

708

944

140

9

128

256

384

512

768

1024

150

9

136

272

408

544

816

1088

160

10

146

292

438

584

876

1168

170

10

155

309

464

618

928

1237

180

11

164

328

492

656

984

1312

190

12

173

346

518

691

1037

1382

200

12

182

364

546

728

1092

1456

225

14

205

409

614

818

1228

1637

250

15

228

456

684

912

1368

1824

275

17

250

500

750

1000

1500

2000

300

18

272

544

816

1088

1632

2176

How to Burn More Calories Walking

The biggest variable in burning calories walking is how far you walk and how much you weigh.

Going faster will allow you to go farther and therefore burn more calories in a set period of time. But you will burn about the same calories per mile over a wide range of walking speed. Running can burn more calories per mile as it includes lifting the body off the ground.

How to Walk Faster: Learn how to boost your walking speed with improvements in your posture, use of arm motion and powerful walking stride. Soon you'll be covering more distance in less time. That will let you burn more calories during a 30 minute workout.

These calorie calculations were performed using calorie burn rates found in research for metabolic equivalents (MET). The calculations use the 2011 equivalent tables.

Source:

Aisnworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, Irwin ML, Swartz AM, Strath SJ, O'Brien WL, Bassett DR Jr, Schmitz KH, Emplaincourt PO, Jacobs DR Jr, Leon AS. "Compendium of Physical Activities: An update of activity codes and MET intensities." Med Sci Sports Exerc 2000;32 (Suppl):S498-S516.

Herrmann, Stephen, Compendium of Physical Activities, 2011.

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