Last update - 21st May 2014

The 24 activities below are based on the general description of Walking, click on an item from the list to give a personalised weight based calculation. The calories expended are given for a range of activities from 'walking, upstairs carrying load, general' to 'walking, around the house or home'. The burnt calories are based on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the time spent walking, which is given in the chart below, per hour.

Each Walking activity can be scaled by duration and your weight, to give a personalised estimate of the energy used, using our free calculator.

Based on the the list of walking activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 377 Calories for one hour of walking.

The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 323 Calories for one hour of walking.

The mean calories burned per minute of walking, based on the list of 24 activities, shown below, for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 6 Calories per minute.

The average per minute for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 5 Calories per minute.

The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by walking, upstairs carrying load, general. For this activity in one hour an average man burns 776 Calories, while an average woman in one hour burns 665 Calories.

The walking activity with the lowest calories burnt is walking, around the house or home, which for an average man in one hour burns 172 Calories, and for an average woman burns 148 Calories.

As previously mentioned the burnt calories will be based mainly on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the length of time. A sedentary man between the ages of 19-30 requires approximately 2500 calories, and a sedentary woman requires approximately 2000 calories, although as your activity levels increase with regular exercise, this requirement will also increase. To personalise the calorific value, click on one of the activities and select your weight and duration to find out how many calories are burned Walking.




Walking per Hour - Energy Burned Calculator

Calories Burned in one hour of walking for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
walking, around the house or home - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
walking, at 2.0 mph, slow pace, on level and firm ground - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
walking, at 2.5 mph, slow pace, carrying light objects weighing less than 25 pounds - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
walking, at 2.5 mph, slow pace, downhill - calories  Male=241 kcal, Female=207 kcal.
walking, at 2.5 mph, slow pace, on a level and firm surface - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
walking, at 3.0 mph, moderate pace, carrying light objects weighing less than 25 lb s - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
walking, at 3.0 mph, moderate pace, level and firm surface - calories  Male=284 kcal, Female=244 kcal.
walking, at 3.5 mph, brisk pace, firm and level surface - calories  Male=327 kcal, Female=281 kcal.
walking, at 3.5 mph, brisk pace, carrying objects weighing less than 25 pounds - calories  Male=388 kcal, Female=333 kcal.
walking, at 3.5 mph, brisk pace, uphill - calories  Male=517 kcal, Female=444 kcal.
walking, at 4.0 mph, very brisk pace, on a level and firm surface - calories  Male=431 kcal, Female=370 kcal.
walking, at 4.5 mph, very very brisk pace, on a level and firm surface - calories  Male=543 kcal, Female=466 kcal.
walking, at 5.0 mph, quick pace - calories  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.
walking, at less than 2.0 mph, very slow pace, on level and firm ground - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
walking, downstairs - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
walking, general walking the dog - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
walking, in a marching band, playing an instrument or baton twirling - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
walking, on a grass track - calories  Male=431 kcal, Female=370 kcal.
walking, race walking - calories  Male=560 kcal, Female=481 kcal.
walking, shopping (non- grocery shopping) - calories  Male=198 kcal, Female=170 kcal.
walking, to place of work or to the classroom - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
walking, upstairs carrying load, general - calories  Male=776 kcal, Female=665 kcal.
walking, upstairs or climbing up a ladder - calories  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.
walking, while pushing a wheelchair - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.



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