How many calories would you burn walking, jogging or running? Here is a useful reference table. Just note that these figures are for a 150 pound / 70 kilograms athlete but, because the amount of calories burned depends on the athlete's weight, these numbers change according to different individuals. The more one weighs, the more calories are burned.
To find the number of calories you would burn in any of these listed physical activities, divide your weight by 150 and multiply that result by the number of calories indicated in the table. For example, to find out how much a 100 pound athlete would burn in 1 hour of walking at 2 mph / 3.2 kmh, divide 100 by 150, then multiply the result (0.67) by 250. That equals approximately 165 calories (a 200 pound athlete would instead burn approximately 330 calories, which is 200 divided 150 and multiplied by 250).
See also Run The Planet's Calorie Counter.
|Walking||2 mph||3.2 kmh||250 calories per hour|
|3 mph||4.8 kmh||300 calories per hour|
|4 mph||6.4 kmh||350 calories per hour|
|Jogging||5 mph||8.0 kmh||700 calories per hour|
|6 mph||9.7 kmh||800 calories per hour|
|7 mph||11.3 kmh||900 calories per hour|
|Running||8 mph||12.9 kmh||850 calories per hour|
|9 mph||14.5 kmh||1050 calories per hour|
|10 mph||16.1 kmh||1250 calories per hour|
Off the chart - Hiking with 20 pound / 10 kilograms backpack at a 4 mph / 6.4 kmh speed would burn 450 calories per hour, while running in place for one hour would burn 650 calories.
These figures are purely indicative, as they have been rounded and may vary depending on several factors, including environmental conditions. This reference table has been compiled and adapted using various health education resources including "Exercise and Your Heart - A Guide to Physical Activity" (NIH Publication No. 93-1677, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/American Heart Association) and "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" (U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Third Edition, 1990, adapted from McArdle, et al., "Exercise Physiology," 1986).