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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.
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.
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?
Walking Calories and Distance Calculator by...
Find out how many walking calories you burn per minute walking, and how far you will 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 Many Steps Per Day Does the Average...
Pedometer researchers find what is typical for total daily steps taken by men and women.
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.
Ideal Weight Calculator for Adults
What is the right weight for your height? Use this ideal weight calculator for women and men.
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.
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?
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 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.
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 Best Pedometers for Counting Your Steps
Best Pedometers: Top picks for walking pedometers to count steps and measure distance and calories.
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 Walking Can Boost Your Mental Acuity and...
There are several stress management benefits of walking. Page 3.
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.
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.
Getting from the Couch to a 5K Walk for Beginners
This training schedule will allow beginner walkers to enjoy their first 5K walking event.
Rockport 1-Mile Walking Fitness Test Calculator...
Use this walking fitness test calculator to do a Rockport Walking Fitness Test to calculate your VO2Max and reveal your fitness level.
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?
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.
Walking Distance Converter Calculators -...
Walking distance calculators for converting kilometers to miles, with estimated walking time.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
What Exactly Is Moderate Intensity Exercise?
What is moderate intensity exercise? What types of exercise are defined as moderate intensity exercise?
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 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.
8 Hacks to Sit Less and Save Your Life
Sitting is the new smoking - it greatly increases your health risks. Here are ways to break up long periods of sitting and reduce your sitting time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
How to Get Results from a Weekly Walking...
What is your maximum heart rate based on your age? Page 3.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Manual vs Motorized: Which Type of Treadmill is...
Manual treadmills cost far less than motorized treadmills, but are they as effective?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Improve Your Walking Routine with Good Body...
Walking posture: how to use the proper posture for walking comfort and efficient walking technique.
10 Key Treadmill Walking Mistakes to Avoid
Get the most out of your treadmill workouts by avoiding common walking mistakes.
Here's Our Extensive List of Songs to Walk To
Song titles about walking and songs for walkers
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?
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.
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.
Beginners: Use This Schedule to Train for Your...
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 12 Outdoor Walking Sticks for Style and...
Top picks for single walking sticks or hiking staffs or hiking sticks. Use these sticks for stability on the trail.
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.
11 Great Picks for Fitness Walking Socks
Top picks for walking sock that can wick away sweat to help prevent blisters for walkers..
What Is Anaerobic Metabolism?
Definition of anaerobic metabolism.
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.
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.
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.
Get the Most Out of Your Treadmill with These...
How to get the best treadmill walking workout and use your treadmill effectively.
The Second Worst Walking Mistake - Wearing the...
10 walking mistakes to avoid: Wearing the wrong shoes for walking.
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.
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?
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.
11 Rules for Staying Safe While Walking
Be careful out there. Use these walking safety rules to help keep you safe while walking.
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.
Walking Distance Converter Calculator - Convert...
Walking distance calculator for converting miles to kilometers, with estimated walking time.
10 Slick Waterproof Jackets for Rainy Days
Top picks for waterproof jackets for walking in the rain.
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.
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.
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.
A Proper Walking Technique Tutorial
Walking foot motion - how to roll through a walking step.
What to Eat Before a Morning Walking Workout
What should you eat before a morning exercise walk? Should you eat after walking?
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 Using Your Arms - Mistake 4 of 10 Walking...
The fourth of ten walking mistakes to avoid is not using arm motion.
Best Apps for Walkers - Readers' Choice Awards
Finalists in the walking app category for the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
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.
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?
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 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 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.
7 Strategies to Prevent Blisters
How walkers can prevent blisters, with seven tactics to use to keep your feet blister-free.
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?
Which Pedometers are the Most Accurate?
Research finds the most accurate pedometers to wear to count daily step totals.
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.
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.
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.
12 Things to Keep Your Shoelaces Tied
Tired of laces that come untied? Try these shoelace locks and systems to keep your shoelaces tied.
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 You Can Do for Plantar Fasciitis Foot Pain
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain and heel pain for walkers. Find out about prevention and treatment for this condition.
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.
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.
Treadmill Walking 101 - Get Started on the...
How to get started with treadmill walking for exercise. Find out how to pick a good treadmill and what treadmill workouts to enjoy.
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.
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.
8 Great Folding Treadmills for Small Spaces
Top picks for best folding treadmills for walkers and runners, chosen from treadmill reviews.
Warm Up After a Good Walk with This Hearty Chili
Enjoy this healthy and hearty crockpot chili recipe.
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 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.
10 Things that Make Walker Stressed
Negative thoughts can turn stress-relieving activities into stressful ones. Here are 10 things that people worry about that can keep them from walking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Use a Shower Cap to Keep Your Shoes Dry...
How to use a disposable hotel shower cap to keep water out of your walking or running shoes.
How to Take a Walking Stride
How to take a walking stride with good walking technique. Learn how to take a powerful stride without overstriding.
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!
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.
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 Walk in the Rain - It's Not All Wet
How to walk in the rain with waterproof shoes and clothes and the right attitude.
Walking Mistake - Leaning Foward
10 Walking Mistakes to avoid. Mistake 7: Leaning forward or back throws off your stride and can lead to pain.
Use this Warm-Up Stretching Routine Before Your...
A warm-up stretching routine for walkers.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
Best Fitness Walking Poles
Top picks for fitness walking poles or nordic walking poles that come in pairs. These poles are used to give a better walking workout.
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.
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.
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 Walking Speedometers and Apps to Measure...
How fast are you walking? How far have you gone? Top picks for speedometers and odometers for walkers to measure their walking speed and distance.
7 Fitness Tracker Hacks to Addict You to Using It
How can you be one of the 25% that stick with using your Fitbit or other fitness tracker rather than abandoning it in the sock drawer?
Walking Excuse Busters
It's easy to come up with excuses to not do your walking workout. Here are common excuses and how to bust those excuses. The first excuse is that you're too busy to walk.
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.
Is the FitBit One Activity Tracker Worth the...
A review of the Fitbit One, a wireless activity monitor and sleep tracker.

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