It takes a healthy person about 10 minutes to walk 1 kilometer at a speed of 6 kilometers per hour. Athletes complete it in less than five minutes. Most people who are not physically fit take 12 to 15 minutes to walk a kilometer.
Younger people are expected to walk much faster than older people. Walking is good for the body, and it helps to improve the cardiovascular system and strengthen the heart and lungs. Walking on a regular basis can boost the immune system, assist with weight loss and improve the endurance and strength of the muscles in the lower body.