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# How many calories can you burn by walking 8 miles?

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Depending on weight and pace, a person burns about 640 to 1,008 calories in an 8-mile walk. According to Prevention, a 140-pound person burns about 200 calories for every 30 minutes of walking at a 4.5 mph pace.

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Most people begin walking a mile at a 20-minute pace and may develop an athletic 12-minute mile pace over time to burn more calories. The faster a person walks, the faster his heart uses oxygen, a key component in the calorie-burning process of the body. A quicker pace also means that a person walks more mileage in less time. According to SparkPeople, the accurate estimate of burned calories depends on a person's weight and time spent walking at a specific pace. Using an online calorie calculator is a great way to determine the calories burned for specific weight ranges.

An 8-mile walk takes an average two hours to complete if a person walks at a pace of 4 mph. For a person weighing 200 pounds, this translates to a 15-minute mile pace and a huge difference in calories burned from a 20-minute mile pace. At a 15-minute mile pace, a person weighing 200 pounds burns 864 calories in two hours and completes an 8-mile walking workout. At a consistent 20-minute mile pace, this same person only burns 624 in two hours and still needs another 40 minutes of walking to complete an 8-mile walking workout.

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According to SheKnows, a person at about 150 pounds will burn over 400 calories every hour swimming at a moderate pace. It is about the same amount of calories a person would burn during an hour long brisk walk.

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Walking, like many forms of exercise, helps a person lose weight by allowing the body to burn more calories during the activity than it would at rest. While the number of calories burned varies from individual to individual, on average, a 180-pound person burns 100 calories per mile, while a 120-pound person burns 65 calories per mile.

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A 180-pound person burns about 200 calories when walking 2 miles. A 120-pound person burns approximately 130 calories walking the same distance. The number of calories burned by walking depends primarily on the weight of the walker, according to About Health.