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Walking Calories Calculator by Pace and Distance
Use this walking calories calculator to find how many calories you burn at different paces and distances. Enter your weight, pace and miles walked to get calories burned.
Walk off More Calories with These Tips
How many calories do you burn walking? Use this chart of walking calories burned at each speed, and at weights from 100 to 300 pounds.
How Many Walking Steps are There in a Mile?
How many steps per mile do walkers walk? How many steps per mile should you expect to see on your pedometer?
Calories Per Day Calculator - Basal Metabolic...
How many calories per day do you burn? Use this calculator to find how many calories you should eat per day to balance those you burn off -- your basal metabolic rate.
Walking Calorie and Distance Calculator by...
Enter your pedometer steps and weight to find out how many calories you burned and how far you have walked.
Walking Calories and Distance Calculator by...
Find out how many walking calories you burn per minute walking, and how far you will have walked.
How to Walk for Weight Loss
You can use walking to burn fat and calories and help you lose weight. Here is how much, how often, how fast and how far you need to walk.
How Long Do You Need to Walk Each Day for...
How long should you walk lose weight? Find out how long and how far you should walk each day to burn fat and help in your weight loss program.
Best Walking Shoes for 9 Walking Styles
Top picks lists and reviews of the best walking shoes by shoe types, including performance, motion control, trail shoes, toning shoes and walking sandals.
Will Walking 10000 Steps per Day Really Help...
Question: Where did the figure of walking 10,000 steps per day for fitness and weight loss come from? Is there research that supports this?
How Many Steps Per Day Does the Average...
Pedometer researchers find what is typical for total daily steps taken by men and women.
The 10 Best Pedometers for Counting Your Steps
Best Pedometers: Top picks for walking pedometers to count steps and measure distance and calories.
Find the Right Pedometer for Your Needs with...
What is the best kind of pedometer to buy? Use these tips and reviews to choose the best pedometer with the accuracy and features you want.
What's the Ideal Pace for Brisk Walking?
Brisk walking is often recommended for fitness and to reduce health risks. But how fast is brisk walking and how does it feel?
Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Conversion...
How to convert Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures with a calculator and with equations to do the math yourself
Ideal Weight Calculator for Adults
What is the right weight for your height? Use this ideal weight calculator for women and men.
4 Common Causes of Burning Feet and How to...
Burning feet are a symptom of several different conditions. Here are the most common causes and ways to treat them.
10 Things to Stop Doing if You Want to Walk Off...
If you want to walk off weight, here are ten things to stop doing in order to make your walking more effective for weight loss.
Setting a Pedometer: How to Measure Your Stride
Pedometers - How to measure and set the stride length or step length on your pedometer.
What Exactly Is Moderate Intensity Exercise?
What is moderate intensity exercise? What types of exercise are defined as moderate intensity exercise?
Target Heart Rate Calculator
Use this target heart rate calculator to find your maximum heart rate and to find the heart rate for any percentage of maximum heart rate. Find your recommended heart rate zone.
On Your Feet All Day? Check Out These...
Top picks for comfort shoes for problem feet. These shoes are designed for those who are on their feet all day, especially for those who have pain when wearing other shoes.
Why Do My Hands Swell Up When I Walk?
Why do your hands swell and your fingers get fat and puffy while walking? We find out what causes swollen hands and give tips to reduce the effect.
How Far is That? Walking Kilometers Miles and...
How many miles are in a kilometer, a 5K, a 10K, a marathon, or a half marathon? How long does it take to walk each distance?
Get the Most Out of Your Treadmill with These...
How to get the best treadmill walking workout and use your treadmill effectively.
Poison Oak Photos - Is It Poison Oak or Not?
Is that plant poison oak or not? These photos show poison oak leaves in several shapes and the plants it is imitating. Learn how to identify it.
Walking Fitness Test Calculator - Find Your...
Walking Fitness Calculator - Do a Rockport Walking Fitness Test to calculate your VO2Max and reveal your fitness level.
The 10 Best Cushioned Shoes for Walkers
Walkers need cushioned shoes when they go for longer walks or they will be doing a lot of standing. Here are top picks for cushioned shoes for fitness walkers.
6 Best Fitness Bands for Your Wrist
Reviews of wristband activity monitor pedometers. Wear these on your wrist all day to track your steps and view your physical activity online or on a phone app.
Set the Pace for Fat Burning with These Walking...
How fast should you walk to lose weight and burn fat? Here is what a fat-burning walking pace feels like, and how to walk fast enough for weight loss.
Free 10-Week Walking Fitness Program
The Walk of Life Program is a free 10-week walking program for fitness and weight loss. Each day you get a walking workout, exercises, and healthy eating tips.
Don't Ignore Burning Feet or Numb Toes
Don't ignore burning feet or numb toes -- they may be signs of dangerous diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which can lead to foot ulcers and amputation.
Love to Walk? Check Out Our 10 Best Picks for...
Top picks for lightweight performance trainers walking shoes. These shoes for neutral feet allow you to walk with power and speed.
Is It Better to Walk Outdoors or on a Treadmill?
Which is better -- treadmill indoors or walking outdoors? Is walking inside on the treadmill as good as walking outside on a track or sidewalk? Find out the advantages and disadvantages of treadmill vs. outside walking.
Your New Treadmill Walking Plan for Weight Loss
Use this weekly plan to walk off weight on the treadmill. Use your treadmill for a variety of walking workouts.
The 10 Walking Mistakes You Should Avoid
Avoid these 10 walking mistakes in your fitness walking to walk smoother, faster and more comfortably. Walking mistake #1 is overstriding.
Getting from the Couch to a 5K Walk for Beginners
This training schedule will allow beginner walkers to enjoy their first 5K walking event.
BMI Calculator - Body Mass Index
Use this BMI calculator to find your Body Mass Index. Enter your height and weight for the calculation, which is an indicator of whether you are overweight.
Why the Right Walking Shoe Matters
How to choose the best walking shoes. What to look for in a fitness walking shoe, the different types available, shoe reviews and top picks for each type.
Get the Right Shoes for Overpronation or...
What are pronation and supination? If your feet roll inward or outward when you walk, it may cause problems. Here is how to choose shoes for your walking gait.
The Newest Gadget to Improve Your Daily Walk
How well does the Pebble smart watch work for walkers as a pedometer and fitness monitor? The Pebble UP watch app is a winner.
How to Choose a High Intensity Interval...
Treadmill workouts using high intensity interval training will overcome treadmill workout plateaus for walkers and runners.
How to Boost Your Walking Workout to Burn More...
How can you burn more calories during your walking workouts? Here are the best calorie burning tips for walkers who want to lose weight.
What Are Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs?
Why does your heel or bottom of your foot hurt when you walk? Plantar fasciitis and heel spur are common causes of walking foot pain.
Top 9 Walking Shoes With Motion Control...
Top picks for motion control shoes for walking and running. Overpronators need motion control shoes to correct their gait and prevent injury.
Manual vs Motorized: Which Type of Treadmill is...
Manual treadmills cost far less than motorized treadmills, but are they as effective?
Improve Your Walking Routine with Good Body...
Walking posture: how to use the proper posture for walking comfort and efficient walking technique.
How to Start a New Walking Program for Beginners
Find out how to start walking for health, fitness, and weight control with this beginner's walking lesson.
10 Pedometer Watches and Smartwatches to Track...
Combining a pedometer with a sports watch can reduce the number of devices you must wear. These watches have a pedometer built in.
Walking and Running Pace and Speed Calculator
Pace calculator for walkers and runners. Enter your finish time and distance to find your pace, or your pace to find your finish time or final distance.
How Can You Measure How Fast You are Walking?
How do you find out how fast you are walking? What are the rules of thumb and the best ways to measure walking speed?
The Top 8 Things to Consider Before You Buy a...
How can you find the best home treadmill? Tips for buying a treadmill and top picks in each price range.
How Many Calories Can You Burn While Walking?
Use these online walking calories and distance calculators to see how much you have burned off and how far you have walked.
8 Great Folding Treadmills for Small Spaces
Top picks for best folding treadmills for walkers and runners, chosen from treadmill reviews.
The 10 Best Budget Treadmills
If you are looking for a budget treadmill priced from $500 to $1500, here are good picks according to several treadmill review sources.
The Causes and Treatment of Golfer's Vasculitis...
Golfer's vasculitis is a heat rash many walkers experience after walking in the heat. It is a non-itchy red rash seen on the lower leg after walking in hot weather.
9 Products to Relieve the Pain of Plantar...
Top picks for relief of plantar fasciitis and heel spur heel pain. If you have been diagnosed with these painful foot conditions, these items may help relieve the pain as you heal.
Google Map Pedometers
Google Map pedometers allow you to draw your route online, calculate distance, and save your routes.
10 Slick Waterproof Jackets for Rainy Days
Top picks for waterproof jackets for walking in the rain.
Tips for Avoiding and Treating Shin Splints
How to prevent and treat shin splints when you walk or run. Tactics include using the right stride, shin stretches and finding the right shoes.
Walking Distance Converter Calculators -...
Walking distance calculators for converting kilometers to miles, with estimated walking time.
115 Ways to Add More Steps to Your Day
Here's how many pedometer steps per minute to credit yourself for 115 activities, from biking to yoga, that would burn the same number of calories.
What is Black Toenail?
Black toenail happens when you run or walk and injure the toenail. Find out how to reduce the pain and what to expect as the toenail grows out.
Apps and Monitors to Reduce Sitting Time
What apps and gadgets can help you reduce the amount of time you spend sitting and inactive each day? We list and review them.
How Many Treadmill Calories Are You Really...
How many treadmill calories are you really burning? Find the most accurate ways to estimate your treadmill calories burned.
Why Do My Toes Go Numb When Walking on the...
What might be causing your toes to go numb when walking? Toe numbness may be due to shoes problems, peripheral neuropathy or other conditions.
Here's a 30-Day Quick Start Guide for New...
Walking 30-day quick start guide for beginner walkers. How long to walk. How fast to walk. Weekly walking schedule for beginners to build your walking time and distance.
Top 12 Items for Night Walking and Jogging Safety
To be safe when walking at night, you need to glow from head to toe. Here are my top picks for night reflective gear and lights for night walking safety.
10 Key Treadmill Walking Mistakes to Avoid
Get the most out of your treadmill workouts by avoiding common walking mistakes.
How to Get Results from a Weekly Walking...
What is your maximum heart rate based on your age? Page 3.
Get the Most from the Fitbit Flex Fitness Band...
A review of the Fitbit Flex, a wristband activity monitor pedometer that syncs wirelessly with PC, Mac and iOS and Android apps.
The 10 Best Stability Shoes for Walkers
Stability shoes provide support for walkers and may have a small amount of motion control. Here are top picks for stability shoes for walkers.
A 1-Minute Stretch for Your Shins
Learn how to properly and effectively stretch your shins with these instructions for stretching the anterior tibialis muscles.
When Should You Replace Your Walking Shoes?
How often should you replace your walking shoes? How do you know when it's time to get new shoes?
Top 12 Outdoor Walking Sticks for Style and...
Top picks for single walking sticks or hiking staffs or hiking sticks.
The Target Heart Rate Zones for Different Types...
What are the different heart rate training zones? Find out what each zone feels like and the benefits of working out in the different zones. Page 2.
Our Top 9 Picks for the Best Walking Sandals
Walking sandals for fitness walking and trail walking need good support and stability. Here are top picks for sandals to wear on the trail or for fitness walking.
4 Major Differences Between a Running Shoe and...
A running shoe and a walking shoe provide different cushioning needs as runners need more heel cushioning than walkers in their running shoes.
Oak-Shaped Leaves on Poison Oak
Oak shaped leaf on poison oak plant. Is that plant poison oak or not? These photos show poison oak leaves in several shapes and the plants it is imitating. Page 2.
How to Prevent Runners' Trots
Few things are more embarrassing that exercise-related diarrhea. Find out how to prevent runners' trots, flatulence or gas during your workouts.
What Is Anaerobic Metabolism?
Definition of anaerobic metabolism.
Omron HJ-321 Smart Pedometer Review
The Omron HJ-321 Tri-Axis Pedometer Review is a highly accurate 3D smart sensor pedometer with seven-day memory.
What to Look for When You Buy Walking Shoes
Before you buy walking shoes: how to select the right walking shoes for your feet, stride, and pace. How to get fit right for walking shoes.
Round Leaves on Poison Oak
Round-shaped leaves on poison oak plant. These photos help you identify what is poison oak and what is not. It often imitates the other leaves nearby. Page 3.
8 Pedometer Apps to Get You Moving
Pedometer apps use your mobile's built-in accelerometer to track your daily steps, workouts, and activity data. Here are the top-rated ones for iOS and Android.
10 Top Picks for Pocket Pedometers
New pocket pedometer designs can be carried in your pocket or on a lanyard rather than clipped to your waistband. Here are top picks for pocket pedometers.
What to Know Before You Buy Walking Poles
Points to consider before buying fitness walking poles or trekking poles, including whether to buy a single walking stick or a pair of poles.
Does Running Burn More Calories than Walking?
Does running burn more calories than walking? It all depends on the math you use and how far you walk or run.
7 Strategies to Prevent Blisters
How walkers can prevent blisters, with seven tactics to use to keep your feet blister-free.
How the Nike+ Fuelband Boosts Motivation
Nike+ FuelBand activity monitor pedometer review. This fun, all-day activity monitor produces charts and graphs of your walks, runs and active workouts.
How to Build Up a Walking Schedule for...
Use this weekly walking workout schedule to walk for weight loss. Vary your walks and be consistent to lose weight.
If You've Bought a Red Bull in 10 Years, You...
Red Bull is offering reimbursements for purchase of its products in the USA from 2002 through 2014 as a settlement to a class action lawsuit.
What's the Best Time of Day to Walk?
Which is a better time of day to walk or exercise? Here is what research says about the pros and cons of workouts in the morning, afternoon or evening.
Shiny Poison Oak Leaves
Shiny leaves on poison oak plant. There are other shiny leaves in the forest, so you must use other clues as to what is poison oak and what is not. Page 4.
The 12 Best Products to Prevent Chafing
Top picks to prevent chafing for runners and walkers. Painful chafing can happen at your armpits, crotch, or nipples. These products can protect you.
Poison Oak in Bloom
Photo of poison oak in bloom. It has small white flowers. Clues to identifying poison oak. Page 5.
The Best Stretching and Mobility Exercises for...
Use this short stretching routine before walking, after warming up, or use it after a walking workout. The stretches progress from head to toe.
The Top 9 Trail Shoes for Walkers
Top picks for trail shoes for walkers and runners who need traction and foot protection for natural trails.
11 Rules for Staying Safe While Walking
Be careful out there. Use these walking safety rules to help keep you safe while walking.
How to Tell if You're an Overpronator
What are the signs that you overpronate and will need motion control shoes or inserts to correct overpronation?
Is FitBit Activity Tracker Worth the Money?
A review of the Fitbit One, a wireless activity monitor and sleep tracker.
Poison Oak - the Imitator
Is that plant poison oak or not? These photos show poison oak leaves in several shapes and the plants it is imitating. Page 6.
How to Use the Weight Watchers ActiveLink...
A review of the Weight Watchers Activelink activity monitor, which converts your physical activity into PointsPlus values for their diet program.
Poison Oak and Blackberry Vine
Poison oak imitating blackberry vine. Is that plant poison oak or not? These photos show poison oak leaves in several shapes and the plants it is imitating. Page 8.
How to Boost Your Walking Speed
How to walk faster. If you want to speed up your walking, use these techniques and drills to learn to walk faster.
Poison Oak Bush
Is that plant poison oak or not? These photos show poison oak leaves in several shapes and the plants it is imitating. Page 7.
How to Use the Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity...
The Fitbit Zip is a wireless activity tracker pedometer that can sync with smartphones via bluetooth and the Fitbit app.
7 Steps to Proper Fitness Walking Technique
Beginners can use this walking technique to get the most from a walking workout. Discover good walking posture, stride, arms, stretching, warm-up and cool down.
The Second Worst Walking Mistake - Wearing the...
10 walking mistakes to avoid: Wearing the wrong shoes for walking.
Walking Distance Converter Calculator - Convert...
Walking distance calculator for converting miles to kilometers, with estimated walking time.
10 Big Mistakes Walkers Should Avoid
10 Walking Mistakes to avoid. Mistake 3: Walking flat-footed due to stiff shoes and not rolling through a step.
Simple Ways to Track Your Walks
Use these walking logs and journal calendars to track your walking distance, speed, time and notes. Free printable logs and an Excel spreadsheet.
10 Ways to Keep Your Feet Warm on a Cold Walk
How you keep your feet warm on a cold winter walk? Here are tactics and tricks to use.
8 Simple Ways to Clean Your Camelbak
How to clean and deodorize your Camelbak hydration bladder or other brand of hydration bladder. How to get rid of the plastic taste.
Best Fitness Walking Shoes - Readers' Choice...
Winner and finalists in the fitness walking shoe category of the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards.
How a 30-Minute Walk Each Day Can Keep the Fat...
A clinical study shows walking or running 30 minutes a day prevents weight gain. More activity showed weight and fat loss.
Use These Online Tools to Plan a Walking Route
Use a walking route planner to plan where you can walk for your walking workout, a route to school or work, or for a walking event.
Which New Fitbit Will Fit You Best?
Which Fitbit will work best for to track your activity, walking steps, diet, sleep and more? Meet the new Fitbits and current popular models.
Poison Oak and Blackberry Vines
Poison Oak and Blackberry Vine. Is that plant poison oak or not? These photos show poison oak leaves in several shapes and the plants it is imitating. Page 9.
What is Aerobic Metabolism?
What is aerobic metabolism? Here is the definition.
Which Pedometers are the Most Accurate?
Research finds the most accurate pedometers to wear to count daily step totals.
Best Apps for Walkers - Readers' Choice Awards
Finalists in the walking app category for the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
10 Walking Mistakes You Should Avoid
The fourth of ten walking mistakes to avoid is not using arm motion.
Can You Wear Running Shoes for Fitness Walking?
Can you wear running shoes for walking? What should you look for in a shoe to determine whether it will work for walking?
Tricks for Lacing Your Shoes to Fit Right
Lace your walking shoes to fit right when you have a wide foot, narrow foot, narrow heel, or heel slippage. Shoelacing for a good fit.
12 Things to Keep Your Shoelaces Tied
Tired of laces that come untied? Try these shoelace locks and systems to keep your shoelaces tied.
What to Wear for Winter Walking
How to dress for cold weather walking comfort. How to layer your winter walking clothes and keep warm and dry head to foot.
Will the Jawbone UP Activity Monitor Get You...
A review of the second generation Jawbone UP activity monitor. This wristband tracks steps, activity and sleep and pairs with an app. You can also track your diet.
How Much Exercise Do You Need if You are Over 65?
If you're over age 65, how much exercise do you need? What kind? The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association issue their recommendations.
How Should You Move Your Arms When Walking?
How to use the right arm motion when walking. Good arm motion will help speed up your walking and help maintain good walking posture.
11 Great Picks for Fitness Walking Socks
Top picks for walking sock that can wick away sweat to help prevent blisters for walkers..
Not Poison Oak - Maple Leaves
Is that plant poison oak or not? These photos show poison oak leaves in several shapes and the plants it is imitating. Page 10.
How to Find an Affordable Treadmill
Where can you find a good cheap treadmill? Use these tips to find a quality treadmill for at a bargain price. Or, use creative alternatives to use somebody else's quality treadmill.
Is Dr. Scholl's Footmapping Useful?
The Dr. Scholl's Footmapping kiosks measure feet and recommend one of the Dr. Scholls Custom Fit orthotics. Podiatrists comment on the proper use of this technology.
What to Eat on a 1200 Calorie Diet
Diet guidelines for a 1200 calorie diet and a 1500 calorie diet to lose weight.
What to Eat Before a Morning Walking Workout
What should you eat before a morning exercise walk? Should you eat after walking?
How to Walk: A Guide for Absolute Beginner...
How to walk - walking schedule for beginners. How long to walk. How fast to walk. Weekly walking schedule for beginners to build your walking time and distance.
Do You Get Itchy Legs When You Exercise?
Do you get itchy legs when you walk or exercise? Here are some of the symptoms and causes for this irritating problem.
Track Your Sleep with these Smart Activity...
Reviews of activity monitors and pedometers that also track your sleep quality.
Walking is a Fat Burning Powerhouse
Walking is great for fat-burning workout. How long and at what speed and intensity should you walk to burn the most fat?
Poison Oak or Not?
Is that plant poison oak or not? These photos show poison oak leaves in several shapes and the plants it is imitating. Page 13.
Stop Thinking That Walking Will Give You Big...
Will you get big legs from walking, especially walking on an incline or uphill? Lorra Garrick explains how aerobic exercise such as walking, running, or hiking tones lean muscle and not bulk.
Beginners: Use This Schedule to Train for You...
Train to walk your first 10K walk with this training schedule for beginner walkers. More advanced walkers can use it to build speed and endurance.
Oak, Not Poison Oak
Is that plant poison oak or not? These photos show poison oak leaves in several shapes and the plants it is imitating. Page 11.
Misfit Shine - Stylish Activity Monitor Review
The Polar Loop wristband tracks steps, workouts, sleep and links with Polar heart rate monitors. View your data on a mobile app or online dashboard.
How to Make Your Own Walking Stick
Expert walking stick creator William Jones shows how to make a wooden walking stick or hiking stick. Use these instructions to create your own wooden walking stick.
Here's What You Need to Know About SAS Walking...
SAS Shoes have been favorites among walkers for over 25 years. These SAS shoe reviews show what walkers like about them.
How to Effectively Prevent and Treat Blisters
How can you prevent getting blisters on your feet from walking or running? Here are different ways to prevent blisters.
Warm Up After a Good Walk with This Hearty Chili
Enjoy this healthy and hearty crockpot chili recipe.
Avoid this Walking Mistake - Walking with Your...
10 Walking Mistakes to avoid. Mistake 6: Head Down. Walking with your head down is a common walking mistake.
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