You do not have to walk for hours, count calories or steps. A brisk 20-minute daily walk has many health benefits and covers your recommended 20 minutes of exercise a day. If you want to do more gradually increase your pace or distance (not both at the same time though).
Men age 17-25 should complete 5 miles in a 83 minute period and Men 25-35 should complete 5 miles in 87 minutes. Women in the 17-21 age range, should complete 5 miles in 85 minutes with Women 25-35 achieving 88 minutes.
Over 35s Men over 35 should complete 5 miles in a 90 minute period and Women over 35 should complete 5 miles in 92 minutes.
Over 60s Men over 60, should complete 5 miles in 93 minutes with Women over 60 managing it in 95.
Safety It goes without saying, consult your doctor before starting miles, especially as you get older, if you have health concerns or have not had a recent check up.
1 mile should take about 17 minutes on average.
Calories Burned in 17 minutes
Calories Burned in 40 minutes
Calories Burned in 45 minutes
Calories Burned in 1 hour 15 mins
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Calories Burned in 2 hours