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SAHP Walking Club off to a Brisk Start!

Fifteen Minutes of Fitness and Fun!
Fifteen Minutes of Fitness and Fun!

Some useful info:

Your weight x distance = energy used walking. Time does not matter as much as distance. If you speed up to walking a mile in 13 minutes or less, you will be burning more calories per mile. But for most beginning walkers, it is best to increase the distance before working on speed. A simple rule of thumb is 100 calories per mile for a 180 pound person. *

* Taken from http://walking.about.com/cs/howtoloseweight/a/howcalburn.htm

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