You may not be an athlete or someone that simply goes to the gym, but you will notice that your smartphone actually counts your steps. Now because you see how many steps you take throughout the day, you might actually feel a bit more motivated to improve your step count daily, weekly, or even every month. So because you are putting in the effort to take a few extra steps every day, you will start to wonder if those steps you are taking will actually help you burn calories without you needing to go to the gym. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone in this. That’s exactly what we are here to find out.
Not to get too technical but there is a bit of science behind how many steps it takes to burn calories. How many calories you burn while walking depends on your height and weight. Now yes, you see that your step counter tallies up some calories burnt but it isn’t always accurate. The best thing your can do is consult with a fitness professional. With that said, you shouldn’t feel discouraged. You can in fact burn calories while walking and if you have been taking your walking seriously then you are definitely burning calories.
Here’s a fun fact, you can burn calories with any physical activity that you do. What this means is that you just have to get your body into a calorie-burning state. The best way to do this is by getting your heart rate up. Now when thinking of things that get your heart rate going there is probably an endless list. So you can indeed get your heart racing while walking. You might just have to walk a bit more. Did you know that you can still burn calories two hours after your workout if your heart rate was up?