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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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Many Steps Per Day Does the Average...
Pedometer researchers find what is typical for total daily steps taken by men and women.
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.
The 10 Best Pedometers for Counting Your Steps
Best Pedometers: Top picks for walking pedometers to count steps and measure distance and calories.
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.
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?
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?
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.
10 Clever Ways to Carry Your Exercise Essentials
No pockets? If you don't want to resort to a fanny pack, use these clever items to carry your walking and running essentials.
10 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.
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.
Ideal Weight Calculator for Adults
What is the right weight for your height? Use this ideal weight calculator for women and men.
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 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.
How the Subway Diet Worked for Jared Fogle and...
The Subway diet - walking plus Subway sandwiches equals weight loss.Jared Fogel and others lost weight eating only at Subway, could this work for you?
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.
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.
Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Conversion...
How to convert Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures with a calculator and with equations to do the math yourself
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Getting from the Couch to a 5K Walk for Beginners
This training schedule will allow beginner walkers to enjoy their first 5K walking event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Walking Fitness Test Calculator - Find Your...
Walking Fitness Calculator - Do a Rockport Walking Fitness Test to calculate your VO2Max and reveal your fitness level.
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.
Walking Distance Converter Calculators -...
Walking distance calculators for converting kilometers to miles, with estimated walking time.
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.
10 Spring Walks You Need to Take
Get out and enjoy a springtime walk. Let these ideas for spring walks guide your feet.
How to Get Results from a Weekly Walking...
What is your maximum heart rate based on your age? Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
Improve Your Walking Routine with Good Body...
Walking posture: how to use the proper posture for walking comfort and efficient walking technique.
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.
Google Map Pedometers
Google Map pedometers allow you to draw your route online, calculate distance, and save your routes.
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.
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.
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.
10 Dorky Things Walkers Wear
I've found myself wearing dorky walking gear and clothing that maybe I shouldn't wear in public, but I do -- because it works!
10 Things You Don't Want to See When Walking
10 things you don't want to see on your walk. You'll definitely want to avoid these hazards if you want to enjoy a walk.
Poison Oak in Bloom
Photo of poison oak in bloom. It has small white flowers. Clues to identifying poison oak. Page 5.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Best Apps for Walkers - Readers' Choice Awards
Finalists in the walking app category for the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
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.
What to Eat Before a Morning Walking Workout
What should you eat before a morning exercise walk? Should you eat after walking?
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.
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.
7 Strategies to Prevent Blisters
How walkers can prevent blisters, with seven tactics to use to keep your feet blister-free.
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.
Top 12 Outdoor Walking Sticks for Style and...
Top picks for single walking sticks or hiking staffs or hiking sticks.
Manual vs Motorized: Which Type of Treadmill is...
Manual treadmills cost far less than motorized treadmills, but are they as effective?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
11 Hacks When You Forget to Wear Your Pedometer
Use these 11 hacks if you forgot to wear your pedometer and you need to log 10,000 steps by the end of the day to keep up your streak or beat the competition.
10 Key Treadmill Walking Mistakes to Avoid
Get the most out of your treadmill workouts by avoiding common walking mistakes.
Walking Distance Converter Calculator - Convert...
Walking distance calculator for converting miles to kilometers, with estimated walking time.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Second Worst Walking Mistake - Wearing the...
10 walking mistakes to avoid: Wearing the wrong shoes for walking.
11 Great Picks for Fitness Walking Socks
Top picks for walking sock that can wick away sweat to help prevent blisters for walkers..
Which Pedometers are the Most Accurate?
Research finds the most accurate pedometers to wear to count daily step totals.
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.
How to Choose a High Intensity Interval...
Treadmill workouts using high intensity interval training will overcome treadmill workout plateaus for walkers and runners.
A Proper Walking Technique Tutorial
Walking foot motion - how to roll through a walking step.
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.
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 Exactly Is Moderate Intensity Exercise?
What is moderate intensity exercise? What types of exercise are defined as moderate intensity exercise?
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.
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.
Get Better Flip Flops for Happier Feet
What to look for in summer flip flops that are less likely to hurt your feet.
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.
Start Walking - Your Week 1 Guide to the Walk...
Week 1 of the Walk of Life Program for fitness and weight loss through walking
Not Using Your Arms - Mistake 4 of 10 Walking...
The fourth of ten walking mistakes to avoid is not using arm motion.
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.
Is the FitBit One Activity Tracker Worth the...
A review of the Fitbit One, a wireless activity monitor and sleep tracker.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Use the Subway Diet to Lose Weight
How to select low fat fast food at Subway Sandwiches to lose weight. Walking helps, too.
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.
What to Eat on a 1200 Calorie Diet
Diet guidelines for a 1200 calorie diet and a 1500 calorie diet to lose weight.
What Is Anaerobic Metabolism?
Definition of anaerobic metabolism.
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 Many Step per Day do Children Need?
How many steps per day do children need to maintain a healthy body?
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.
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?
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.
Here's Our Extensive List of Songs to Walk To
Song titles about walking and songs for walkers
10 Water Carrier Waist Packs for Walking and...
Top picks for water bottle carriers and packs for walkers and joggers to wear to carry their water and essentials.
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.
11 Rules for Staying Safe While Walking
Be careful out there. Use these walking safety rules to help keep you safe while walking.
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.
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.
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.
8 Great Folding Treadmills for Small Spaces
Top picks for best folding treadmills for walkers and runners, chosen from treadmill reviews.
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.
Is the Fitbit Surge Worth the Splurge?
The Fitbit Surge super watch has GPS for speed and distance, strapless continuous heart rate, plus all-day steps, calories, and sleep tracking.
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.

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