How many calories do you burn with Nordic Walking?

Nordic Walking burns an average of 506 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.

Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Nordic Walking or other activities.

Calories burned with Walking (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Nordic Walking 5.9 126 253 379 506
Walking 3 64 129 193 257
Walking (fast) 3.6 77 154 231 309
Walking 3 mph 2.5 54 107 161 214
Walking 4 mph 3.6 77 154 231 309
Walking slow 2.8 60 120 180 240

How do we calculate how many calories Nordic Walking burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Nordic Walking is used.

Nordic Walking has a MET of 5.9.

We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Nordic Walking: 5.9

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Step Aerobic:
(180 / 2.20462) * 5.9 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 506

MET

MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Nordic Walking.

* METs cannot estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals by accounting for differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, intensity of movement and environmental conditions. As a result, the energy expenditures for the same activity vary from individual to individual.

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