Which Burns More Calories: Running or Walking?

While it seems counter-intuitive, most people actually burn about the same amount of calories walking a mile or a kilometer as they do running the same distance. Of course, this can vary with a person's weight and the intensity in which a person conducts the activity, but for most people, the caloric burn is the same. So, if you want to save time, run; and if you want to spare your joints, walk; but if you want to burn more calories, go farther.

More facts about calories::

  • A very active bodybuilder may consume 9,000 calories per day — more than four times than most people.

  • When licking a stamp, you consume 1/10th of a calorie.

  • One of the fastest ways to burn calories is by chopping wood. It only takes four minutes of continuous wood-chopping to burn 100 calories.

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