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.Know More
Fitness for Weight Loss also includes other weight categories, such as for those who weigh 400 pounds. On average, someone in this weight category burns 240 calories per mile, so walking at least three miles is necessary to burn 500 calories.
The manner of walking also plays a role, according to Healthy Living from AZ Central. Wearing a comfortable pair of walking shoes allows for a more efficient run and faster walking means more calories burned. The site uses the example of a 180-pound individual who must walk at least three miles per hour for one hour and 50 minutes to effectively burn 500 calories. A 220-pound person must walk the same speed for 90 minutes to burn the same number of calories.
Fitness Blender also recommends walking at a brisk pace of four miles per hour for 90 minutes to lose 500 calories. However, About.com notes that walking speed is not as important as weight and distance; the site also provides a calculator that determines burned calories based on weight, distance and miles walked.Learn more about Burning Calories
A 160-pound person needs to run 4.13 miles to burn 500 calories. Every pound lighter than 160 pounds burns about 2.25 calories less per pound, and every pound heavier than 160 pounds burns about 2.25 calories per pound more for the same distance.Full Answer >
There are intense fitness routines designed to burn 500 calories in as little as 45 minutes. Alternatively, there are many 1-hour activities, such as high- or low-impact aerobics, running, swimming and sports, that also burn 500 or more calories.Full Answer >
The length of time it takes to burn 500 calories depends on the intensity of physical activity; however, Shape magazine lists five ways to burn 500 calories in 30 minutes using a combination of different exercises. Fitness Blender offers 50 different everyday activities that burn 500 calories that vary in length between 30 minutes to more than two hours.Full Answer >
There are several different ways to burn 500 calories in one exercise session, according to Shape Magazine. The key to burning this many calories is to combine alternate high-intensity bursts with intervals of less strenuous activities.Full Answer >