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How long do I have to walk/jog to lose 1 pound (lb)?

How long do I have to walk/jog to lose 1 pound (lb)?

It would take 3-8 hours of walking/jogging to lose 1 pound.

It depends on how much you weigh and how hard you exercise. Below is an estimate of how long you’ll have to walk/jog to burn 3500 calories, the number of calories in one pound of fat. The estimates are based on a combination of walking and jogging (with less than 10 minutes of jogging).

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you’ll have to walk/jog for about 8 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you’ll have to walk/jog for about 6 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you’ll have to walk/jog for about 5 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you’ll have to walk/jog for about 4 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you’ll have to walk/jog for about 3.5 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you’ll have to walk/jog for about 3 hours to lose 1 lb.
Sources:
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, et al. Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 32, No. 9, Suppl., pp. S498–S516, 2000.
Calorie calculations from equation: (METs x 3.5 x body weight in kg)/200 = calories/minute



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