How Many Calories Are Burned When Walking?

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The number of calories burned while walking depends on the weight, distance and speed that a person walks, according to Calories-in-Foods. If a person weighs 130 pounds and walks at a speed of 2 mph for one mile, that person is burning 148 calories.

According to Calories-in-Foods, walking is a kind of exercise that most of the people can do. By walking for an hour each day, individuals lessen the potential risk for heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes and stroke. Walking also helps in burning fats and building up muscles by speeding up the metabolism of the body.