Walking Fact Wednesday

This week, we help dispel some myths (below).

But know that whatever form of motion you choose — walking, running, unicycling, roller skating — you’ve already achieved a goal. And that’s the goal of being active. Congrats! (And may you burn some calories in the process.)

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Have ice cream!

Today is the final day of National Ice Cream Month! Be sure to celebrate — I know I’ve done my share the past few weeks.

Once you’ve enjoyed your favorite flavor, head out for a walk to balance the scales. On average, walking burns 300 calories an hour. By “on average,” I mean if you weigh about 155 and walk 3.5 mph. Find more body weights and speeds here.

I know that what’s pictured below is more than 300 calories worth of ice cream. But I savored it after 5 hours of bike riding, so I think I mostly came out even. 🙂

Mmmmm ... ice cream!

Mmmmm … ice cream!