Even though the distance is the same, you will actually burn more calories while running as this exercise is much more intense than walking. Intensity means a higher exercise heart rate, greater muscular movement, and more energy to move your body faster. Also, consider that both feet will be off the ground simultaneously when running in order to maintain a long stride length whereas walking entails one foot on the ground at any one time. The difference in calories between running versus walking the same distance depends on many factors (e.g.., body weight, speed, etc.), but the amount could be about 30 or more calories per mile.
Bottom line: Running burns more calories in less time but walking is less traumatic on the joints. Therefore, if you prefer to walk rather than run be sure to walk longer distances or at a faster pace in order to burn higher calories comparable to running.
Brian Danley, CFT
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