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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.
How to Burn More Calories When You Walk
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
10 Ways to Prevent Stinky Shoes and Smelly Feet
If you have foot odor and smelly shoes and sandals, use these products and tactics to prevent the stink.
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.
Why You Must Take a Nature Walk for Your Brain...
Walking outdoors in nature has surprising benefits for your mood, mental sharpness, and physical fitness. Here's why you need to walk outdoors.
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.
4 Common Causes of Burning Feet and How to...
What causes burning feet? Here are the most common causes for hot and burning feet and ways to treat them.
Do You Get this Leg Rash Walking in Hot Weather?
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.
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.
How Many Steps Per Day Does the Average...
Pedometer researchers find what is typical for total daily steps taken by men and women.
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?
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.
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.
The 10 Weirdest Things Walking Can Do to Your...
Walking is great for health, but you can have some weird or unpleasant things happen due to walking. Here are things that might scare you when you see them.
12 Pedometer Watches and Smartwatches to Track...
Use these fitness smartwatches and pedometer watches to count your steps and track your workouts without having to wear multiple devices.
The 10 Best Pedometers for Counting Your Steps
Best Pedometers: Top picks for walking pedometers to count steps and measure distance and calories.
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?
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.
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.
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.
How to Choose the Best Pedometer
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.
How Many Steps to Add to Your Pedometer Total...
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
How to Get Results from a Weekly Walking...
What is your maximum heart rate based on your age? Page 3.
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 Spot and Avoid Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac
How to spot, identify, and avoid poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac. Leaves of three, let it be!
How to Set Your Pedometer or Fitness Band for...
Is the distance measure off on your pedometer or fitness band? Here is how to measure and set the stride length or step length for better pedometer accuracy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 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.
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.
Poison Oak in Bloom
Photo of poison oak in bloom. It has small white flowers. Clues to identifying poison oak. Page 5.
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.
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.
How to Pick the Right Walking Shoe
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.
Getting from the Couch to a 5K Walk for Beginners
This training schedule will allow beginner walkers to enjoy their first 5K walking event.
4 Big Differences Between Running Shoes 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walking Distance Converter Calculators -...
Walking distance calculators for converting kilometers to miles, with estimated walking time.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
What Exactly Is Moderate Intensity Exercise?
What is moderate intensity exercise? What types of exercise are defined as moderate intensity exercise?
6 Apps That Reward You for Walking
Put your steps to work with these apps to earn money or rewards. You can motivate yourself to walk more for yourself or for charity.
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.
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.
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.
The Second Worst Walking Mistake - Wearing the...
10 walking mistakes to avoid: Wearing the wrong shoes for walking.
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.
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.
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.
11 Great Picks for Fitness Walking Socks
Top picks for walking sock that can wick away sweat to help prevent blisters for walkers..
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.
Get the Right Shoes for Overpronation or...
What are pronation, overpronation and supination? Find out how your feet roll with each step and how that affects your walking gait and what shoes you need.
Get Better Flip Flops for Happier Feet
Flimsy flip flops are notoriously bad for your feet. Use these tips to choose flip flops that give your feet support for better walking comfort.
7 Strategies to Prevent Blisters
How walkers can prevent blisters, with seven tactics to use to keep your feet blister-free.
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.
8 Ways Walking is Better Than Running
Walkers don't need to feel inferior to runners. Here are 8 ways walking is better than running.
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.
Take this 30-Minute Park Walk to Reduce Stress...
Walking in a green space can reduce stress and boost your mood. Use this 30-minute easy walking workout to maximize the effects of walking in a park.
Not Using Your Arms - Mistake 4 of 10 Walking...
The fourth of ten walking mistakes to avoid is not using arm motion.
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.
Use These Online Tools and Apps to Plan a...
How to map your walks with an app or online walking route planner, including Google Maps. Create a map and directions for a walking workout or a route to a destination.
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?
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.
Walking Flat-Footed? That's Number 3 of 10 Big...
10 Walking Mistakes to avoid. Mistake 3: Walking flat-footed due to stiff shoes and not rolling through a step.
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 12.
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.
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.
What is Morton's Toe?
If your big toe is shorter than your second toe, you have Morton's Toe or Greek Toe. It is common but can lead to foot pain and gait problems.
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.
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?
What's the Best Time of Day to Walk? Morning -...
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.
Oaky 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 14.
Use this Warm-Up Stretching Routine Before Your...
A warm-up stretching routine for walkers.
What Happens When You Get a Black Toenail?
Walkers and runners get black toenails from their toes hitting the front of their shoes. These black toenail photos show what happens as you get a black toenail and lose it.
Improve Your Walking Routine with Good Body...
Walking posture: how to use the proper posture for walking comfort and efficient walking technique.
Top 12 Outdoor Walking Sticks for Style and...
Top picks for single walking sticks or hiking staffs or hiking sticks.
Top 8 Budget Heart Rate Monitors to Choose From
Top picks for heart rate monitors for fitness walkers for under $100 US.
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.
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.
What to Eat Before a Morning Walking Workout
What should you eat before a morning exercise walk? Should you eat after 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?
Shiny But 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 15.
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.
Fifth Worst Walking Mistake - Wild Arm Motion
10 walking mistakes include wild arm motion - flapping or flinging or swinging your arms too much does not assist your walking.
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.
Oregon Grape 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 16.
Walking Distance Converter Calculator - Convert...
Walking distance calculator for converting miles to kilometers, with estimated walking time.
Poison Oak Close-up
Is that plant poison oak or not? These photos show poison oak leaves in several shapes and the plants it is imitating. Page 20.
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.
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.
Walking Mistake - Leaning Foward
10 Walking Mistakes to avoid. Mistake 7: Leaning forward or back throws off your stride and can lead to pain.
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.
Tree 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 17.
The Top 11 Trail Shoes for Walkers
Top picks for trail shoes for walkers and runners who need traction and foot protection for natural trails.
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.
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.
10 Key Treadmill Walking Mistakes to Avoid
Get the most out of your treadmill workouts by avoiding common walking mistakes.
Manual vs Motorized: Which Type of Treadmill is...
Manual treadmills cost far less than motorized treadmills, but are they as effective?
Are You Walking in the Fat-Burning Zone?
Walking is great for fat-burning workout. How long and at what speed and intensity should you walk to burn the most fat?
How to Easily Calculate Your Basal Metabolic Rate
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.
Walking Mistake - Wearing the Wrong Clothes
10 walking mistakes to avoid include what you wear. Don't make yourself miserable wearing clothes that don't work for walking.
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.
Poison Oak with Different Leaves
Is that plant poison oak or not? These photos show poison oak leaves in several shapes and the plants it is imitating. Page 19.
Red Oregon Grape 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 18.
Best Plus Size Walking Shirts for Summer
Best choices for plus size walking shirts and tops for walking and fitness activities.
How Far is That? Walking Miles Kilometers and...
How far is a kilometer, a marathon, or a half marathon, and how long does it take to walk it at a fast pace, moderate pace, or easy pace?
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Start Racewalking
A step-by-step tutorial on how to racewalk with Olympic racewalking technique, from coach Judy Heller of Ero-Fit and Associates. Learn how to walk fast.
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 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 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.
Track Your Sleep with these Smart Activity...
Reviews of activity monitors and pedometers that also track your sleep quality.
Get Moving with the Fitbit Charge Fitness Band...
The Fitbit Charge fitness band pedometer displays steps and time and you can track workouts and sleep. View your data with the app and online.
How to Get Started Racewalking
Learn how to racewalk. This tutorial gives you the basics of racewalking technique, from coach Judy Heller of Ero-Fit.
Here's Our Extensive List of Songs to Walk To
Song titles about walking and songs for walkers
Fancy Fitness Trackers You'd Love to Show Off
Don't hide your fitness tracker. You can keep tracking your steps while wearing it as a fancy necklace or bracelet.
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.
Good News and Bad News for Losing Weight by...
What good does walking do when it comes to losing weight? Here is the good news and the bad news - walking can burn fat, but you must still eat less.
11 Rules for Staying Safe While Walking
Be careful out there. Use these walking safety rules to help keep you safe while walking.
Warning Signs of a Heart Attack or Stroke for...
Warning signs for heart attack or stroke when walking. Seek immediate help if you have these symptoms.
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.
Best Bandages to Cover Foot Blisters
Top picks for bandages and cover-ups for blister prevention treatment and healing. Use these bandages to prevent getting blisters, or use them to cover up hot spots and blisters to protect them from more damage.
Walking Mistake - Not Drinking Enough
10 Walking Mistakes to avoid include not drinking enough water.
Great Fitness Shorts for Plus Size Women
My top choices for plus size shorts for walking and being active. Choose sweat-wicking fabrics and styles that will help prevent chafing.

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