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Burn More Calories This Week: Walk to Work

There are so many simple things you can do to burn more calories in one day, especially if you live and work in a city.

Instead of taking the subway, bus or cab to work. Walk. I am not saying do it everyday (especially if you're running really late), but try briskly walking to or from work at least once this week. If you like it, next week try doing it at least twice. Slowly build up to doing it all of the time.

Live too far to possibly walk and still make it on time? Well then you can still take the subway, but get off a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way. You could burn upwards of 69* calories for every 15 minutes of briskly walking. You'll burn more if you're carrying a load, like your laptop and purse.

*Based on a 140 pound woman.

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honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
Yeah it would take me all day to walk to work. I wonder if you burn as many calories walking around the city with heels as apposed to with walking shoes when you can pick up the speed?
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I figure that would take me about 8.5 hours. Good exercise, I just dont' have that kind of time!! Haha...If we had our commuter train going, I could take this advice. But...I drive the 40 miles to work every day. I DO walk about a block from my car to the door, though! Yay for me!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I walk all the time in my city, even if I don't have the time to kill sometimes. I love it and it clears my head.
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
I do walk daily. Not to work :)
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