Walking and running exercises are similar in terms of characteristics as both take you from point A to point B. But, when it comes to fat loss, which one is better? How are these two different from each other? Before we compare both these activities lets know some common benefits of both. Running and walking both offer cardiovascular benefits. Also, they reduce the risk of cataracts with age. It also benefits bone density and in-turn bone strength.
Walk Calories Burned Per Mile: 88.9
Run Calories Burned Per Mile: 112.5
Walk Calories Burned Per Minute: 4.78
Run Calories Burned Per Minute: 11.25
Walk After-Burn Per Mile: 21.7
Run After-Burn Per Mile: 46.1
After seeing the statistics does running burns more calories as compared to walking. Well, the answer is both yes and no.
If you walk for 50 minutes or run for 20 minutes, both will give the same effect. But, if you walk for 20 minutes or run for 20 minutes, you will create a bigger calorie deficit by running.
So, I would advise that kick up your intensity if you are short on time. If you have more time, you are prone to injuries or have aversion to high-intensity activities, then a low-intensity exercise is the best for you. Walking, swimming and biking are some common low-intensity exercises. The thing to remember here is that the lower your exercise intensity, the lower the calorie expenditure. So, it is crucial that you exercise for a longer period.
Walking has some advantages that make it different from running, so here are some benefits of walking.
Now you might be thinking that if you can attain so many benefits just by walking, why give some extra effort for running? It is because the benefits of running outweigh the benefits of walking. So, why and how to lose weight by running? Here are some benefits.
Did You Know there is a difference in Running on Treadmill and running outdoors?