Walking or Running, which burns more fat?
Topic: Walking or Running, which burns more fat?
April 25, 2019 / By Filbert Question:
If I walk for say 75minutes on the treadmill or run for 15minutes (both equally the same amount of calories burnt) is it burning the same amount of fat? Is one better than the other?
Best Answers: Walking or Running, which burns more fat?
Daniel | 3 days ago
Consider that walking is something our bodies were designed to do. Running is harder on the joints. Fitness experts will tell you that walking is the best exercise a person can do to stay fit. I wouldn't trust a treadmill's read-out about calories burned because every one burns calories differently. We all have different metabolic rates, and a treadmill is using a very generalized formula to calculate "calories burned."
When you run, your heart hits a higher BPM, which means that while you are burning more calories overall, you aren't necessarily losing weight. If you force your body too fast, you won't lose or gain weight - your body will be in a survivalist mode, where it stores everything you eat as fat as soon as possible.
Consult the chart I've cited in my links and try to stick in the "Weight Control" zone when you exercise, if fat burning is your main concern. That is where you will burn the most fat.
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Originally Answered: DOES RUNNING AND WALKING HAVE THE SAME IMPACT ON WEIGHT LOSS?
Ignore the guy trying to advertise. The idea is to get your heart rate up. But not too high. If you get it high enough you are improving your cardio not so much losing weight. A brisk walk for around 40 minutes would be great for weight loss. Up hills would mostly improve your leg muscles. Remember in all exercise diet is important as well is portion control. Also there is no substitute for water. If you truly intend to lose weight you must only drink water. Everything else has sugars, calories, or carbs.
Fat is burned by keeping your heart rate up over a long period of time, both running and walking can do this. However, running will burn the calories faster than walking will. This is because the intensity level pushed your heart rate up, and keeps it up, for the duration of the run. This is a lot higher than that of Power Walking. It just depends on you prefer to do. Try doing both and see if that works for you, maybe you wont have to choose.
May be you don't like to pounding of running and have the time to do 75-minutes of walking 5 days a week...if you enjoy the walking and it fits into your lifestyle, then go with that.It just depends on what you like and works best for your lifestyle and daily schedule. and really don't have enough information (from your posting) and I will require a little experimenting on your part to see what works best with your lifestyle.
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Running. its faster so u burn more fat, as long as ur doing it as long as you would walk.
also you'll gain sum muscle and muscle burns fat faster.
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Originally Answered: If body burns muscle before fat.?
You are correct in that the body will use muscle as a means of supplying itself with fuel. But the canalization of muscle will only come when there is not enough calories for the body to create energy. The trick in weight lifting is that you will gain size and maintain mass by eating bigger. That doesn't mean to eat stupid. One has to eat correctly especially protein to gain size. The new muscle fibers are going to demand more calories to be consumed but the body is smart in that it knows to spare as much as possible the muscles that it is using. So by constantly lifting different body parts the body will start to use fat along with the calories taken in. This can be easily seen in different athletic events. Endurance athletes have larger legs than upper bodies as there is little need for the shoulders, chest, and arms but the need for the legs remains. Basketball players especially the guards are muscular but lean. Why because they are using all four extremities and the body will not use what it needs. So go ahead and lift and there will be a loss of inches around the waist and the muscularity will remain if not grow. Remember this is not an overnight process. It will take the body at least one month to learn to use fat as a fuel and even longer to use it efficiently. Proper diet and exercise will give you the look that you are after.