Posted: Sep 29, 2010 :: Exercise, Healthy Life, Leslie Sansone

To continue from yesterday …. “How Many calories do we burn per Mile of exercise?”
All of these factors play a part in the actual number of calories used (burned) ….

AGE, GENDER, your WEIGHT, your EFFORT (INTENSITY), your FITNESS level, HORMONES, some GENETICS ….. and even things like medications, etc.
could effect the rate at which our bodies use calories during exercise and the rate that we use calories just for basic body functions like breathing, eating, controlling body temperature, circulating blood … even at rest we are always burning calories. So it’s pretty clear that the EXACT number of calories burned will always be a challenge to nail down …. no matter how improved the tools and technology get to measure calorie burn, it will be an approximate number. BUT WAIT …. even with all that said …. we can get close just by knowing the “intensity” of the exercise and body weight.

Our walks always move at a brisk pace – we design the speed (miles per hour) of the walk by the beats per minute of the music – if you keep the pace of our walk and follow the arm movements at full intensity … you can burn at least 100 calories per mile … your body weight will determine if it will be a bit under this amount (a lighter body weight will burn less calories) …. others will burn over 100 calories because of a higher body weight … and don’t forget all those MUSCLE ACTIVATING Walk Boosters …. if you use hand weights, bands, belts …. you BOOST the intensity of the Walk …. you BURN MORE calories!

The simple answer to “How many calories do we burn per Mile?”
The Walk without Boosters … approx. 100 calories per mile!
The Walk with Boosters ….. approx. 125 – 150 calories per mile!

Please stay with me for one more point …. the calorie burn of any activity is just one of the MANY positive responses that our body experiences … you are doing SO MUCH MORE than burning calories …. you are changing what your body is composed of (less body fat – more lean tissue) you are improving all of your body systems – circulatory, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, …. the energy you gain from exercise will continue to bring you to your goals …. it’s not just about the numbers …. a BETTER BODY, a HEALTHY BODY is always a result of your active life!

I am so thrilled that you WALK my friends! Thanks for the great questions!

35 Responses to “Calorie burn per Mile?”

  1. Carol left this comment:

    Leslie you are right in saying many things including certain medications can affect one’s ability to burn calories,I am a good example , one of the medications I take for blood pressure slows down the metabolism and I have to work really hard to try and lose weight due to that, but since starting your walk at home programs it has really helped me offset the slowed metabolism and break thru my plateau, I have now started losing some weight FINALLY, I also am watching what I eat,no starchy,sugary foods etc, I do the four fast miles at least 3 days a week and its really working for me,so THANK YOU LESLIE !!!

  2. katie left this comment:

    What blood pressure med do you take? I am just curious because I am atenolol for my blood pressure and seems since I have been taking that I need to work harder to loose weight. Thanks.

  3. Carol left this comment:

    I also take atenolol,its the one that slows my metabolism down,and so far walking with leslies dvds are really helping me, especially the four fast miles one, it must be boosting my metabolism ,good luck katie with your weight loss efforts !!

  4. Jackie left this comment:

    I need some suggestions I walk at least the 2 mile at 5 every morning but I don’t seem to lose any weight. HELP!!!!!

  5. Pamela McIntire left this comment:

    So wonderful to read your blog again Leslie!!!! I never even weigh myself anymore, I just do my walks with you Leslie and the weight stay’s off!!!At 44 with a metal plate in my neck and a 13 year old and 10 year old I’am proud to say Leslie’s advice, dvd workouts have kept me in a size 2, I’m 5’3. I can eat just about what I want to which over the years food to me is healthy food all this I have learned from Leslie. Fruit, nuts and berries fill my kitchen.All I can contin ue to say to you Leslie is Thank You So Much!!!!!!! And to all the walkers out there, keep walking even if you only see little results at first, Belive me I’am walking, talking proof that Leslie’s workouts work for years to come you will feel and see a difference!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Diana Young left this comment:

    Leslie, I’ve been doing your video tapes and DVDs for about 8 years. I love them. The walks are the only exercise I love doing. I’m 65 (I don’t look it!) and the other year I knew I had to get serious about weight loss with your videos and eating healthier I’ve lost 40 lbs. I could loose 10 or 20 more (which I’m working on) but I wear a size 8 so I’m not complaining. I look good and I’m happy. When you’re in your 60’s loosing weight takes work…so I use the W.W point system and the Walk tapes. I mix them up but I always use the Walk Strong with weights…that’s my favorites because you do the cardio, lunges and squats and the weights. That is a great work out. My other favorites are the “Walk Slim”. “Walk Your Belly Flat” and “5Mile Fat Burning Walk”. I do at least an hour 3-4times a week but I try for everyday.

  7. Susan left this comment:

    Great information, Leslie, thank you! I have been tracking my calories for about 10 months now, eating clean and working out with you 4 to 5 times a week. I am 52 years old and have lost 35 lbs. I haven’t looked this good since I was in my twenties!

  8. Thelma left this comment:

    Wow!! Love the sound of that calorie burn! I have been doing 5 miles this week WITH boosters 🙂
    Great job everyone and THANK YOU Leslie and walk team!!

  9. Anna Liza left this comment:

    i want to how how many calorie i burn on your Walk & Slim Fast & firm 4 mile. i weight 138 and on a calorie count with my fitnesspal program. i been on these program for a month and need to count my workout. i reall enjoy you workout video.

  10. Kristen in NH left this comment:

    Leslie and Walking Community-
    I am a healthy 45 year old at 1+ year post-op having had my left kidney and tumor removed. I have two post op symptoms that your Walking programs have helped.

    #1 I was/am cold all the time- but doing a 4 mile boosted walk program early in the morning keeps me warm into the afternoon.
    #2 I can not do any low carb diets (very hard on my lone kidney). So I practice portion control, keep a food journal to track calories, and have eliminated white sugar, white flour, and HFCS. Slowly and steadily I am losing a pound every 1-2 weeks and an invigorated by increased cardiovascular endurance. I’ve put on lean muscle mass, have a strong core, and sleep well 🙂 After a year of sedentary post-op recovery I am active and feeling charged doing “Walk Slim 4 mile and Walk Away Your Belly Fat 3 mile” plus extra stretching while warm. Your DVD’s are a lot of fun and I’m still not bored after two full months of excersizing every day with you 🙂 Thanks a million!

  11. Judith left this comment:

    The Walk Slim Fast Start & 3 Fast miles is helping me exercise regularly for the first time in my 65 years of life! I can’t say that I wake up thrilled to exercise…. but once I do the workout, I feel great all day! The program is improving my stamina and I hope will help me to lose 15 pesky pounds that accumulated over the last 10 years!

  12. gwendolyn allen left this comment:

    Leslie! Leslie! Leslie, what can I say other than you have really been a third wheel in my life, at the end of December of 2010 I had my blood drawn per my doctor’s request and my numbers were high with my cholesterol and tryglerceride I had a birthday coming in January and I exclaimed to my sister Becky that I needed to change my life style so she went out an bought me your walk at home dvd for my birthday and it has changed my life, I have stopped smoking cigarettes and stopped drinking for my health and to keep up with you! Hopefully in a couple more weeks my blood test numbers will lower because I walk the 4 miles nearly everyday!
    Your friend Gwen!

  13. Marilyn Kay left this comment:

    Leslie, I am so happy I resumed the walking program again.
    This is my third week and I am seeing a difference in my figure.
    For about three years I stopped and started to walk around our subdivision 2.5 miles, I was so bored, so I stopped. I gain about 15 lbs based on my clothes, I went from a loose size 10 to tight size 12 I am not going to weigh myself. When my size 10″s fit me I will know I have reached my goal. I try to walk the two miles walk everyday. I love the way you talk to us on the video.
    Thank You Leslie!!!

  14. April and Cailsen left this comment:

    Hey Leslie! I recently gained back about 15 of the 40 lbs that I had lost after baby #3 and decided that enough is enough! I bought your Walk Slim dvd today and just completed it with my 10 year old daughter. We feel great and are so proud of ourselves. This is a great workout for us to do together. Thank your for your inspiring and motivating dvds. We’ll let you know how we’re doing in a few weeks.

  15. lorie left this comment:

    I’ve lost 17 pounds , 7 inches and dropped 2 points in my BMI in only weeks of “The Woman’s Walk” by Leslie Sandsone..The dvd was getting easier but still very effective..I just bought another DVD of Leslie’s and I love it! Thank you Leslie Sansone!

  16. Mary Ann Buil left this comment:

    Leslie I love your workouts. Have been doing them since the late nineties. I still do the original three mile walk with the balls. I would like to see you start using calorie burned watches for low, medium and high intensity. I know its not an exact science but it would leave me and many others feeling better at the end of your workouts to know an approximate calorie burn. I turned sixty last year and the older I get the more I will depend on your collection as well as strength training. It is so hard to do all the jumping around that others seem to promote.

  17. Carole Moore- Riley left this comment:

    Although I’ve used Leslie Sansone’s fitness videos-walk challenge in the past and lost a ton of weight-approximately 85 lbs (at least 5-6 mi wk) I now have pulled the videos again, after a weight gain of a good twenty pounds since 07/11. A lot of events have played a large part in this, specifically my Mother’s death 09/11 in VA and I in CA. It’s hard when your husband loves to eat out, suffers from Bi-polar II, which his meds cause extreme fatique, and at times create a struggle for him to maintain his current working position. We’ve resided in CA since 06/01/11, with a few mths remaining in his work contract, which will then allow us to return to our home state of VA. I can not stress enough how her incredible system works for all-age groups and at this time hope to find success in what has been tried and true. This evening I worked out, doing 2 miles along with an older DVD -“Fast and Firm-4 Big Miles” and look to achieve a working-out network amongst everyone here, for I don’t know too many people here and all of my surviving friends and family reside in VA.

    Leslie- I love your energy/spirit and at times, feel as though you’re right in the room with us. Thank you for all that you do & GOD bless you & your’s!!! To everyone else that may be reading along, best of luck in your dieting/exercising goals!!!

    Note: Can anyone direct me to where I may be able to purchase “Walk At Home” inspirational T-Shirts?


    Carole Moore-Riley

  18. Grace left this comment:

    I absolutely love your workouts!
    They are fun and relatively easy to start out with. i’m a mother to three wonderful children and needless to say i’ve been out of shape for a while and was getting Very discouraged because i couldn’t do the more intense workouts like 30 day shred etc. 🙂 i know that’s kinda silly but i’m sure you’ve heard it before. Anyways after trying out several different workout videos and classes and even different equipment I finally found one of your videos. I tried it and have been hooked ever since! I went from a size 14 to a size 8 jeans in about 4 months. I got pregnant with our little girl and had to stop but now i’m back on my workout schedule and i have gone from a size 14 (again) to a size 10 (so far) But i’m not done yet! 🙂 my goal is a size 6 so i’ll keep you posted!! 🙂 Thank you SO SO much!

  19. anna left this comment:

    so thankyou leslie sansone! i have also from doing your videos i lost 52 pounds in 4 months 🙂 i gained back 30 pounds beacuse i stopped doing them and i started eating bad again and i didnt excersise but im starting to do them again and i havnt weighed myself in a long time so hopefully when i weigh myself from doing ur videos i will back to were i was wich is good beacuse im 12 turning 13 in about a month and i use 2 pounds weight with this video and i do the 1 mile and rewind it and then i do the 3 miles and i atleast do about 9 or 5 miles everyday and i only eat heatly now so i can get back down but thankyou so much! and i got insppierd by 1 pound bcuz my freind was like i lost 1 [pound im so happy! and i thought wow i wonder how much i could loose and i ended up loosing 52 and now im all wound up about my weight and excersise. but ive lost back about 10 pounds again my goal was orginally 70 pounds but i never eached it bcuz i stopped but im going to reach it now! bcuz im even lower then wht i was and it will be easier for me now:) thankyou so much!:)

  20. Kim left this comment:

    I can’t figure out how to add your work out to my fitness pal, I have used your DVD’s for almost 2 years off and on and have lost 50 lbs. I am trying to loose another 100. I love your videos and positive attitude. I have to be careful though I have major cartalige loss in both knees. I have worked up to 2 miles in one session over time and started out at 3 minutes a day. You took away all my excuses and made exercise fun and easy!

  21. Shanna left this comment:

    I would like to know, how many times a week should I do the walk strong with resistant bands? I am wondering if its ok to do it 4-5 times a week?

  22. ashok left this comment:

    I am 57 years old guy. I am advice to lose 12 lbs weigh to get operated for hernia operation. My original weight was 148 lbs
    I stopped eating oil,butterbutter, white bread,rice,potatoes,banana and started eating low sugsr–low salt–low calorie food with about 2 to 3 litters of liquid (water or juices) withe fruit mainly apple grape fruit orange and Asian pear.
    With above diet —- I am regularly walking with Leslie sansone 5 miles programs morning and evening 5 days a week.
    Within 10 days I am able to reduce 9 pounds.
    Thanks to Leslie for developing simple and effective walking
    exercise so that even older people can also exercise without difficulty.Thanks once again!!!

  23. fifi left this comment:

    I love Lisely Sansone DVD. I never though that I can lose weight again I have been struggling for almost for years. It was the start I did not do diet I just started with the walk and little modification to my food. They gradually I started a diet and lost from 138 kg and now I am 116 kg and still working to loose 30 Kg more..

  24. Jamie left this comment:

    I have multiple sclerosis – have had it for at least 28 years, maybe as long as 37 years (long story). I started with the 1 mile walk, and after about 6 weeks went to the 2 mile walk. I believe I have to work somewhat harder than “normal” people to do the workout and wonder if I burn more calories?

  25. Nycole left this comment:

    The DVDs are great. I get a great sweat going and feel more energized throughout the day. I am up to 3 – 12 minute miles a day.

    I am about 80 – 100 lbs overweight at 32 years old. I have tried so many things over the years to lose the weight, with very little long term success. I am currently in a size 20, I would love to get back to a 14 (its been 14 years since I have seen that size).

    About 2 years ago, I broke my leg and now have a rod from my knee to my ankle. My knee has never been the same.
    I joined a class at the local rec center, but couldn’t continue to go; all the jumping around and running was just too much.
    But I can do your videos…even the BOOSTS.

    Thank you, Leslie!

  26. Aparna left this comment:

    Hi Leslie, I really loved ur 2mile walk..I have doing this from past 6 months where i lost weight(from 180 Pounds to 144Pounds). I am 5’7 gained more after my pregnancy. Being stressed with my work(IT) and a baby, tried many things after delivery but didnt worked out. Almost 2 years later i came 2 know about your 2 mile walk. But one thing is my loosen BELLY..How to get rid of that atleast some part…Iam keep trying hoola hoop it is sharpening my belly sides ways to good curve but not my belly pouch having more skin.

  27. Stacy left this comment:

    Can you please provide me with the average calories burned by performing the Super Slimming Lower Body Toning on the Walk Away Your Hips & Thighs DVD? I am counting my calories burned and calories consumed as a motivator to continue on my fitness journey. Thank you very much!

  28. Betty left this comment:

    Tell us about it (your comment)I enjoy your workouts,Leslie. I’ve reached my goal weight,Praise the Lord! Like you encourage us; I raise my hands and give a” Hallelujah”, and thank GOD for the blessings. You say we burn more calories in interval training. Since I weigh less I noticed my calorie burn dropped. How much do I burn in the 2 mile interval training at 110 lbs.? Will I have to work out longer now?

  29. NameRita McDougald left this comment:

    Tell us about it (your comment)Leslie, I have to say that I truly enjoy the walk videos. It is a great way for me to get the work-out that I need without worrying if I’ll get to make it outside or not. If I am stressed for time I can always fit in a quick fast walk. Thank you and I’ll keep walking…

  30. Betty McGregor left this comment:

    I am a 49 year old out of shape woman,
    until I had my son I was very active, Playing on a softball team for many years, I had a hard body. ( now that I look back ) I wish I had appreciated my body more.
    After having my first child, my life changed, I was mom and started acting more like Grandma .. everything was about him. I adored my son and was so happy to have him . It was all about him.
    I allowed my body to change and wasn’t focused on myself at all.
    Child two came along, even more wrapped up in their lives. I noticed that my body and self worth was changing but I tried to ignore it. I went on several crash diets lost weight and muscle at the same time. gain the weight back plus some and again fell back in denial of how I was hurting myself.
    My two sons are grown now, 25 and 22 and I have a 12 year old daughter now as well.
    Last spring I bought your DVD Four fast miles. looked at it and put it back in the case. I just wasn’t ready.
    I felt tired. and depressed and was on anti depressants which made me feel awful.
    At 49 and 190 pounds at 5 ft tall I wasn’t ready to be old. I realized that I had lost so much time in my life. I had let my body get old but my mind is still young and determined to get healthy .
    8 weeks ago I got the DVD out , put it in and watched the first mile. and said I can do this. I did one mile, for a week, then went to 2 miles for 5 weeks, then 3 miles for one week. now I’m doing the 4 miles all the way through seven days a week.
    I have lost 16 pounds and I’m wearing jeans I have had from my crash diet days many years ago, they may be out of style but I am down two pants sizes … I now see that I can do this, I wanted to drop 60 pounds before I turn 50 in December but I already feel so much better, It doesn’t matter if it takes longer, I feel like I can get there with your DVD. I am not taking antidepressants, I am eating healthy. veggies, fruits lots and lots of water and go to sleep at night looking forward to my walk time with you… I have bought two other DVD’s Walk away the pounds, and the Ultimate 5 day walk plan. I also want the 30 day walk off the pounds DVD but it was out of stock at my local store, I will get it but I have enough to keep me busy and motivated until I get the new DVD>
    I go on facebook and post things about your walk at home DVDs and people will be more inspired when they see me this summer in shorts and t shirts .. I haven’t worn shorts or put on a swim suit in 20 years but I will this summer… thanks Leslie, I owe my new attitude to you..
    Thanks again

  31. sara left this comment:

    @jackie try to eat healthy food and be far from meals that contain a lot of calories .

  32. Marcia left this comment:

    I love you Leslie Sansone!!! You have helped me get 100 pounds off in 2012!!! I had twins in 2011 and in less than a year, I had loss 100 pounds! I was determined, so I did the 5 mile walk it off everyday for 6 months, along with a healthy diet, and before I knew it, the weight was gone! I recently gave birth to my fourth child a month ago and I am ready to lose the weight again! This time it’s only 75 pounds. I started yesterday and I’m determined again, thanks to you and the man up above!!!

  33. dollia left this comment:

    I Love your videos! I started with the 1 mile for one day and felt I could do the 2 mile, did that for two days then I moved on to the 3 mile which I continued for a month now in my 2nd month and doing the 4 fast miles I have even done the 5 mile but the 4 fast miles is my favorite so sticking with that one for awhile. Thank you. Love these videos they are fun easy and it they go by so fast. Eating better now and doing your videos I am down 20lbs in these 2 months and I got a long way to go still but your videos make it alot easier.



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