Walking for weight loss, adjust your walking speed

walking for weight loss with Walking speed

Walking for weight loss

If you are walking for weight loss, varying your walking speed is important, according to a 2015 Ohio State University study into the mechanics of walking. The study discovered that by changing speeds incessantly there’d be a 20% increase in calorie cost.

Walking speed

But there’s also an easier way. The same amount of extra energy can be burned by walking faster, say at about 1.6m/s instead of the usual human speed of 1.4m/s.

Calories burned

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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