WALKING VERSUS RUNNING
Wondering what is the difference?
There is a huge difference between walking and running. Muscle function involved in walking is quite a few and is limited while in running almost every muscle is involved, that is why running helps to lose more fat and that too at a rapid rate than walking. The more you move your body, the more active you become and to can get rid of the laziness that ties you in a cobweb and do not let you work and perform more efficiently.
Walking can be good for people who hate running or cannot run due to health issues, but if you can and if you are looking to lose weight and get fit you should definitely go for running without giving it a second thought. Walking is good as you are trying to make your body active at an initial stage. When you are just getting started and do not want to put a lot of pressure on your body then you can walk for a few days, after that you can start running as if you right away step into running that you might feel exhausted and will perhaps quit even walking let alone running.
What burns more calories?
Running will for sure burn more calories because it consumes more muscle strength and energy of your body than walking. You can burn almost 300% more calories while running than while walking. More muscle power is involved in running than walking.
By walking you can burn anywhere between 70-110 calories per mile (1.6 km) depending on your weight. If you are 55 kg then you will burn almost 70 calories and if you are around 83 kg then you will burn about 110 calories. (Note one kg weight in pounds will be 2.2 times of kg, example 10 kg =22 pounds)
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While running, you burn 300% more calories, but I would suggest that you can twice the figure above for the calories burnt while running as there are a lot of factors that you need to consider, like the distance covered your weight and other factors.