Calories Burned Walking a Mile

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

1 mile isn’t all that far to walk, but even so, the calories burned from walking a mile are not nothing. Walking is always a good idea, and beats driving. There are, after all, some people who will drive a mile even when they don’t have to just because they are lazy, but the calories burned walking a mile are not nothing, and walking a mile instead of driving is the perfect way to rack up the calories burned and the weight lost without putting too much of an effort in and burning yourself out.

Of course, another related benefit to calories burned walking is that you save on other transportation costs, like gas, for instance. Gas is expensive, after all, but walking is free, and gets you to where you are going without spending a dime, which is always much appreciated.

So while the calories burned walking a mile will translate in to a smaller waistline, it may also translate in to a fatter wallet, which is always a good thing.

Calories Burned – Walking a Mile

The problem with putting a number on the amount of calories burned walking a mile is that everyone goes at a different pace. The information below assumes that it takes you 20 minutes to walk a mile at a moderate pace.

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

  • If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 65 calories burned walking a mile
  • If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 77 calories burned per mile
  • If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 90 calories burned per mile
  • If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 102 calories burned per mile

So the amount of calories burned walking a mile isn’t huge, but remember that it only takes 20 minutes, so it’s not a huge commitment either.

And if you really want to up the amount of calories burned walking then consider upping the amount of miles you walk, or even the pace that you walk at. By tweaking both of these variables you can really up the amount of calories burned walking.

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