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# How Many Calories Are Burned In a Slow Jog?

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Daniel Bradley is a health, fitness, sport and nutrition expert in Philadelphia, Pa. He began writing professionally in 2007 and has contributed to the Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine Chapter's Research Panel. Bradley is a certified ACSM Health Fitness Specialist and an outdoor fitness instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science in exercise science with a physical therapy concentration from West Chester University.
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When calculating calories burned when walking or running, you need to apply certain variables and combine a few equations to find the exact amount of calories you burned.

VO2 = (0.2 x speed) + (0.9 x speed x grade of incline) + 3.5

## Calories Burned Per Minute

If you ran on a track at 6 mph using the above equation, you will find your VO2 to be equal to 36 ml/kg per minute. You must now attribute your body weight; as an example, use 150 pounds, or 68 kilograms. Multiply VO2 by your body weight in kilograms, and then turn this number into liters per kilograms by dividing by 1000. This will equal 2.45 liters in the example problem. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, 1 liter of oxygen consumed is equal to expending five calories. Using this information, multiply 2.45 liters by five calories to find 12.24 calories burned per minute.

## Total Calories Burned

To find total calories burned, you need to know how long you were jogging at a certain rate. In this example, assume you jogged 30 minutes. Take 12.24 calories burned a minute and multiply by 30 minutes. You will find that the 150-pound individual, jogging at 6 mph, with no handrail support, on a flat track, burned 367 calories in 30 minutes.

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