Calories Burned Walking 30 Minutes

Compare the calories burned walking 30 minutes to a variety of other activities at the calories burned chart.

Walking is excellent way to gradually burn a lot of calories, because it is a low impact kind of aerobic activity that you don’t need to recover from, and yet the amount of calories burned walking 30 minutes, for example, is not insignificant.

Many people have little 30 minute walks that they do throughout the day, to work, a trip to the grocery store or even to walk the dog, to give just a few examples.

And while the amount of calories burned walking 30 minutes doesn’t compare to the amount of calories burned running, for example, you might end up walking for 30 minutes two or even three times a day, which adds up in a way that running, for example, does not.

And so you end up burning a lot of calories and losing a lot of weight over a long period of time, rather than a short period of time, which accomplishes the same thing in the end.

Calories Burned – Walking 30 Minutes

The information below on the amount of calories burned walking 30 minutes is based on a few things, such as your weight, and the pace that you walk at.

All data is from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Calories Burned Walking 30 Minutes – Slow Pace

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 74 calories burned walking 30 minutes
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 88 calories burned per 30 minutes
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 102 calories burned per 30 minutes
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 116 calories burned per 30 minutes

Calories Burned Walking 30 Minutes – Medium Pace

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 97 calories burned walking 30 minutes
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 116 calories burned per 30 minutes
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 135 calories burned per hour
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 153 calories burned per 30 minutes

Calories Burned Walking 30 Minutes – Fast Pace

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 147 calories burned walking 30 minutes
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 176 calories burned per 30 minutes
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 204 calories burned per 30 minutes
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 232 calories burned per 30 minutes

So while the amount of calories burned walking 30 minutes at a slow pace is not to be dismissed, the real weight loss numbers are at a faster pace.

And if you want to increase the amount of time you spend walking, or if you manage to squeeze in several 30 minute walking sessions per day, then that will work in your favor and will also increase the amount of calories burned running.

To see even more calorie burning activities check out the calories burned chart.