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How Many Calories Are Burned From Jogging 1 Mile?

By Holly L. Roberts

Jogging can be an effective way to burn calories, and jogging just one mile can burn a lot of them.

The Facts

According to a 2003 study from Syracuse University, published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, men burn an average of 124 calories when running one mile, and women burn an average of 105.


People often believe that running and walking burn the same number of calories, but the Syracuse study shows that running burns a lot more. In the study, male walkers burned just 88 calories over one mile and female walkers just 74, a significant difference.


These general guidelines are affected by your specific situation.

If you weigh more, you will burn more calories because the amount of mass you are moving a given distance is greater than the amount of mass moved by someone who weighs less. This usually means men will burn more calories than women while doing the same activity.

To find your personal total calorie burn, multiply your weight in pounds by .75. The result will tell you how many calories you're burning per mile.


If you are jogging to lose weight, the key is to burn more calories than you consume.

You have to jog one mile to burn the calories from a medium-sized banana. It takes almost four miles to burn off the calories from one medium order of fast food French fries, which have about 370 calories.

To lose one pound of fat, you'll need to burn about 3,500 calories, or jog about 35 miles.


If you want to burn more calories jogging, you can increase the number of calories you burn in a couple of ways.

Running faster ups the intensity of your exercise, making you burn more calories.

Running on an inclined surface also increases the number of calories you burn. In general, you can count on burning about 10 percent more calories with every added degree of incline.

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