How Many Calories Can You Burn by Walking?

How Many Calories Can You Burn by Walking?

How many calories you torch on a walk depends on how much you weigh and how fast you walk. There's some sweet revenge in that: The heavier you are, the more calories you'll burn per hour. And, of course, the faster you walk, the faster you burn calories.

Want to nix a pound just by walking? Burn 3,500 calories and you're there. So if you weigh 150 pounds and walk at a 4 mph pace for an hour a day, a pound could be gone in just over 10 days -- without dieting! Check out how much you're burning every hour you walk:

Your weight Calories burned/hour

24-minute mile pace

(2.5 mph)
Calories burned/hour

20-minute mile pace

(3 mph)
Calories burned/hour

17-minute mile pace

(3.5 mph)
Calories burned/hour

15-minute mile pace

(4 mph)
120 lb. 163 180 207 272
150 lb. 204 225 258 340
200 lb. 272 300 344 454
250 lb. 306 375 387 511
300 lb. 368 382 438 579