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# How many steps does it take to burn 100 calories?

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Depending on the length of the stride, it takes between 2,000 and 3,000 steps to burn 100 calories. The number of calories burned also depends on speed and weight. Heavier people will burn more calories than lighter people.

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According to the September 2009 publication of the Harvard Health Letter, walking 10,000 steps per day is a healthy goal to attain. Walking this many steps can result in burning up to 3,500 calories per week, which equates to one pound.

The best way to reach the 10,000 steps per day goal is to use a pedometer or similar device that automatically counts steps. This will ensure that every step taken counts. Steps can also be estimated based on distance walked. Walking one mile is roughly equivalent to 2,000 steps.

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Typically, a person must take 26,471 steps to burn 1,000 calories. On average, a total of 2,250 steps is equivalent to 1 mile. A 160-pound person walking at a pace of 3 miles per hour burns 85 calories per mile and 255 per hour.

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The amount of calories an individual will burn during a 100-meter sprint varies. Factors that will impact the amount of calories burned include the body type, physical capability and weight of the individual.

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According to Just-Health.net, an average person can burn around 5 to 12 calories per minute doing jumping jacks. Today Health says it takes around two minutes to do 100 jumping jacks, which suggests that 100 jumping jacks burns around 10 to 24 calories.