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A reasonably accurate figure can be obtained by using a heart rate monitor (even one of the App's that use your phones camera will suffice). Assuming you're walking on the flat and not into gale, simply record a post mile heart rate, along with the time taken to estimate your VO2 figure per: Is it possible to measure calorie burn from heart rate alone?, and ...


The answer to your question is: Yes, the numbers are real. Whether you burn those calories from walking, sprinting or doing housework the result (net burned calories) is exactly the same.


You can actually burn that amount of calories by walking, but remember that the calories include the ones burned by your organism at rest. If you would sit down instead of walking you would also burn calories because every live cell in your body needs energy for normal processes. That being said, you have to know that calories are NOT the only thing you have ...

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