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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.
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.
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?
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 lose weight. Find out how far, how fast and how often you need to walk for weight loss and to burn more fat and calories.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The 10 Best Pedometers for Counting Your Steps
Best Pedometers: Top picks for walking pedometers to count steps and measure distance and calories.
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.
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.
The 9 Best Shoes for Your Walking Style
Top picks lists and reviews of the best walking shoes by shoe types, including performance, motion control, trail shoes, toning shoes and walking sandals.
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.
10 Things You Need to Stop Doing if You Want to...
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.
How to Choose the Walking Shoe That's Right for...
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.
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
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.
Setting a Pedometer: How to Measure Your Stride
Pedometers - How to measure and set the stride length or step length on your pedometer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Choose a High Intensity Interval...
Treadmill workouts using high intensity interval training will overcome treadmill workout plateaus for walkers and runners.
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?
How to Choose the Right Shoes for Your Walking...
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.
How Many Steps Per Day Does the Average...
Pedometer researchers find what is typical for total daily steps taken by men and women.
Google Map Pedometers
Google Map pedometers allow you to draw your route online, calculate distance, and save your routes.
Your New Weekly Treadmill Walking Plan for...
Use this weekly plan to walk off weight on the treadmill. Use your treadmill for a variety of walking workouts.
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.
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.
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.
Healthier Flip Flops - Tips and Picks
What to look for in summer flip flops that are less likely to hurt your feet.
Getting from the Couch to a 5K Walk: Setting a...
This training schedule will allow beginner walkers to enjoy their first 5K walking event.
10 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.
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?
115 Ways to Add More Steps to Your Day
How many steps on your pedometer should you credit yourself for doing other physical activities that may not log pedometer steps? This chart gives you walking step equivalents for other exercises and activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Kick Your Walking Routine Up a Notch to...
How can you burn more calories during your walking workouts? Here are the best calorie burning tips for walkers who want to lose weight.
Best Ways to Pamper Your Feet
How fitness walkers can refresh and pamper their feet after a long workout.
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.
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.
7 Pedometer Watches That Pack Impressive Features
Combining a pedometer with a sports watch can reduce the number of devices you must wear. These watches have a pedometer built in.
Marathon Walking
Do you want to walk a marathon? Here is our complete guide to training for and walking a 26.2 mile marathon.
Top Wristband Activity Monitor Pedometers
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.
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.
The 9 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 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.
7 Strategies to Prevent Blisters
How walkers can prevent blisters, with seven tactics to use to keep your feet blister-free.
10 Slick Waterproof Jackets for Rainy Days
Top picks for waterproof jackets for walking in the rain.
Fitbit Flex Wristband Review
A review of the Fitbit Flex, a wristband activity monitor pedometer that syncs wirelessly with PC, Mac and iOS and Android apps.
10 Reasons You Should Start Walking Today
Why should you start walking? Here are ten reasons to start walking to improve your health, build your fitness, and improve your mental attitude.
Top 8 Ways to Clean and Deodorize Hydration...
How to clean and deodorize your Camelbak hydration bladder or other brand of hydration bladder. How to get rid of the plastic taste.
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.
Improve Your Walking Routine with Good Body...
Walking posture: how to use the proper posture for walking comfort and efficient walking technique.
Easter Basket Calorie Calculator: How Far to...
Use the Easter Calorie Calculator to total your Easter basket calories and see how far you must walk in steps, miles and kilometers to walk off the calories.
Walking Fitness Test Calculator - Find Your...
Walking Fitness Calculator - Do a Rockport Walking Fitness Test to calculate your VO2Max and reveal your fitness level.
Walking Distance Converter Calculators -...
Walking distance calculators for converting kilometers to miles, with estimated walking time.
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.
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.
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?
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 2.
Exercise-Related Loose Stools
Few things are more embarrassing that exercise-related diarrhea. Find out how to prevent runners' trots, flatulence or gas during your 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.
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.
Walking Route Planner
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.
What Training Do I Need to Walk a Half Marathon?
What half marathon training do you need before walking a half marathon walk if you are already a fitness walker?
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.
4 Major Differences Between a Running Shoe and...
What are the differences between a running shoe and a walking shoe? Find out what makes a running shoe different from a walking shoe.
Am I an Overpronator?
What are the signs that you overpronate and will need motion control shoes or inserts to correct overpronation?
Manual vs Motorized: Which Type of Treadmill is...
Manual treadmills cost far less than motorized treadmills, but are they as effective?
Walking and Exercise Add Healthy Years to Life
Analysis of research data shows that moderate and high levels of physical activity added disease-free years to life.
Top 10 Stability Shoes
Stability shoes provide support for walkers and may have a small amount of motion control. Here are top picks for stability shoes for walkers.
Best Walking App - Readers' Choice Awards 2013
Finalists in the walking app category for the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
Poison Oak in Bloom
Photo of poison oak in bloom. It has small white flowers. Clues to identifying poison oak. Page 4.
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.
Know What to Look for to Burn the Most...
How many treadmill calories are you really burning? Find the most accurate ways to estimate your treadmill calories burned.
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.
Before You Buy Fitness Walking or Trekking 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.
8 Great Folding Treadmills for Small Spaces
Top picks for best folding treadmills for walkers and runners, chosen from treadmill reviews.
How to Walk Faster
How to walk faster. If you want to speed up your walking, use these techniques and drills to learn to walk faster.
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 8.
10 Key Treadmill Walking Mistakes to Avoid
Get the most out of your treadmill workouts by avoiding common walking mistakes.
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 3.
Top 11 Walking Aids to Improve Stability
Top picks for single walking sticks or hiking staffs or hiking sticks.
30 minutes of walking a day keeps fat away
A clinical study shows walking or running 30 minutes a day prevents weight gain. More activity showed weight and fat loss.
Jawbone UP Activity Monitor Review
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.
Which Type of Walking Shoe is Right For You?
Which type of walking shoe is best for you? Tips on who needs motion control shoes, stability shoes, lightweight performance trainers, or cushioned shoes.
Best Fitness Walking Shoes - Readers' Choice...
Winner and finalists in the fitness walking shoe category of the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards.
Before You Buy a Heart Rate Monitor
Before you buy a heart rate monitor - how to decide what kind of monitor you want and the features you will use.
Start Walking - Week 1 of the Walk of Life...
Week 1 of the Walk of Life Program for fitness and weight loss through walking
Is FitBit Activity Tracker Worth the Money?
A review of the Fitbit One, a wireless activity monitor and sleep tracker.
10K Walk Training Schedule for Beginners
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.
Top 9 Trail Shoes
Top picks for trail shoes for walkers and runners who need traction and foot protection for natural trails.
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 5.
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 7.
Is the Polar Loop Activity Tracker Right For You?
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.
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?
Tracking 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.
Fitbit Pedometer Wellness Monitors
The Fitbit Tracker pedometer system uplinks to a web site to track your walking steps, distance, diet, fitness activities, sleep and other health statistics.
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 6.
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.
Is Your Walking Style Helping or Hurting?
Is your walking style helping or hurting you? Common gait problems can cause pain. Physical Therapist Sherry Brourman on walking yourself well by correcting common gait problems.
What to Eat on a 1200 Calorie Diet
Diet Guidelines for Various Calorie Levels
When Should I Replace My Walking Shoes?
How often should you replace your walking shoes? How do you know when it's time to get new shoes?
Walking + Subs = Weight Loss
The Subway diet - walking plus Subway sub sandwiches equals weight loss
Walking Technique for Fitness Walkers
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.
Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker
The Fitbit Zip is a wireless activity tracker pedometer that can sync with smartphones via bluetooth and the Fitbit app.
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 12.
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.
Top 8 Budget Heart Rate Monitors to Choose From
Top picks for heart rate monitors for fitness walkers for under $100 US.
Walking Distance Converter Calculator - Convert...
Walking distance calculator for converting miles to kilometers, with estimated walking time.
What Is the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Walk?
The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James is a traditional pilgrimage walk ending in Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. It is a popular long distance stage walk.
How to Walk - Arm Motion
How to use the right arm motion when walking. Good arm motion will help speed up your walking and help maintain good walking posture.
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 9.
Am I Walking Enough to Lose Weight?
Are you walking enough to lose weight walking? The recommendation for walking off weight is to walk an hour a day most days of the week at a moderate pace.
The Best Time of Day to Walk and Exercise
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.
Easily Calculate Your Basal Metabolic Rate-BMR
Definition of BMR. See the definition of basal metabolic rate and find out how to calculate the number of calories you burn each day at rest.
Fat Burning Walk - Walking Workout
Use this fat burning walking workout to burn off stored fat. How far, how fast and at what heart rate to achieve for a fat burning walk.
Lace 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.
Half-Marathon Walking Training Schedule
How to train to walk a half-marathon, mileage building schedule.
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 10.
How to Walk - The Absolute Beginner Walking...
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.
How to Get Results from a Weekly Walking...
Walking workouts - a weekly walking workout schedule to build speed, endurance, and aerobic capacity.
Worst Marathon Walking Mistakes
Here are 10 common mistakes people make when walking a marathon -- some painful, some deadly. Avoid them to save yourself suffering during and after your marathon walk.
Sleep-Tracking Activity Monitors
Reviews of activity monitors and pedometers that also track your sleep quality.
Via Dolorosa Signs
A photo from the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem - Stations of the Cross number five, Simon of Cyrene.
Top 6 Umbrellas
Top picks for umbrellas for walking in the wind and rain.
Is treadmill or outdoor walking better?
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.
SAS Shoes
SAS Shoes have been favorites among walkers for over 25 years. These SAS shoe reviews show what walkers like about them.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Lunch Time Walk
How to get the most out of a fitness walk during your lunchtime break.
Round Leaves 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.
Weight Watchers ActiveLink Activity Monitor...
A review of the Weight Watchers Activelink activity monitor, which converts your physical activity into PointsPlus values for their diet program.
When to Consult a Podiatrist
When should you consult a podiatrist rather than using a pedorthist. What are the benefits of consulting a podiatrist, particularly for shoes and insoles? Here is advice from 3 experts.
Walking for Exercise in Pregnancy
Walking is great exercise for pregnant mothers. Find out how much exercise to get in pregnancy and what to avoid.
Daily Diet Composition Calculator - Carbohydrat...
Use this daily diet composition calculator to find how many grams of carbohydrate, protein, and fat to eat for a 40-30-30 diet
Spotting and Avoiding Poison Oak, Poison Ivy,...
How to spot, identify, and avoid poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac. Leaves of three, let it be!
Top 10 Walking Socks
Top picks for walking socks - sweat-wicking socks that prevent blisters for walkers.
Walking Safety Rules
Be careful out there. Use these walking safety rules to help keep you safe while walking.

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