|MadSci Network: General Biology|
Kevin, You ask if a person would use the same amount of calories to walk a mile as they would to run a mile. Well, running tends to burn more calories than walking does because when you run you move faster and thus use more energy. However, it really depends on how long you must walk or run to reach a mile For example if it take you 15 minutes to walk one mile you will burn about 50 calories or about 3.3 calories per minute. Running the same distance may take you only 10 minutes, but you will burn about 140 calories for about 14 calories per minute. Keep in mind that these numbers are for someone who weighs about 150 pounds and that other factors may yield different results. Good luck.
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