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How Many Calories Does Running 6 Kilometers Burn?

author image Beth Rifkin
Based in San Francisco, Beth Rifkin has been writing health- and fitness-related articles since 2005. Her bylines include "Tennis Life," "Ms. Fitness," "Triathlon Magazine," "Inside Tennis," "American Fitness" and others. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University.
How Many Calories Does Running 6 Kilometers Burn?
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Running is an effective form of exercise that enables you to burn calories, reduce stress and improve your health. The best part about running is that almost anyone can do it, regardless of ability or endurance level. All you need is a pair of running shoes.

Calorie Burn

A study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise reports that men burn approximately 124 calories per 10-minute mile and women burn approximately 105 calories per 10-minute mile. At the same pace, men would burn about 461 calories running 6 kilometers and women would burn 391.

Reduce Stress

Along with the calorie burn, running allows you to reduce stress and tension. The combination of the release of endorphins, exerting effort and engaging in a repetitive meditative movement all help to calm your brain and nervous system and promote positive feelings.


The University of Maryland Medical Center states that cardiovascular exercises such as running can help you prevent dangerous medical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

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