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# How far do I have to walk to burn 1 pound of fat?

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To burn 1 pound of body fat, a person weighing 150 pounds has to walk 39 miles at an average pace of two miles per hour, burning 90 calories per mile. It takes 26 miles when walking at a pace of 3.5 miles per hour at 135 calories per mile.

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To lose 1 pound of fat, you must burn 3,500 calories. Depending on your body weight, you can burn anywhere from 90 to 360 calories during 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous walking exercise and burn fat safely over time, without walking 25 to 39 miles at once. Eliminating 3,500 calories from your total caloric intake each week also burns 1 pound of body fat.

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The distance needed to burn a set number of calories by walking depends on the walker's weight, according to Fitness for Weight Loss. For instance, a 200-pound individual burns 120 calories per mile. Therefore, burning 500 calories at this rate requires walking at least five miles.

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The number of calories burned while walking a mile varies with the intensity of the exercise and the weight of the individual. Individuals burn roughly the same number of calories whether they walk at a slow or a moderate speed, although greater differences show up once speeds reach 4.5 mph.

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A 180 pound person would need to walk three miles over the course of an hour every day for three months to burn 10 pounds worth of calories, according to calculations from the University of Maryland Medical System. Walking at a faster pace can burn more calories.