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!