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How Long Does it Take to Walk 3 Miles on a Treadmill?

author image Suzy Kerr
Suzy Kerr graduated from Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia. She completed her Master's degree in Nutrition Sciences, also at the University of Georgia. Suzy has been a successful health, fitness and nutrition writer for more than 10 years, and has been published in various print and online publications.
How Long Does it Take to Walk 3 Miles on a Treadmill?
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Using a treadmill gives you the same health benefits as walking in the great outdoors. While there are a couple of variables that can alter the duration of a 3-mile walk on the treadmill, it will take about 45 to 55 minutes to complete that distance at a moderate pace.

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Speed and Incline

Speed and incline are the two game-changers when it comes to time spent on the treadmill. If you’re doing a 3-mile walk, which is a manageable distance for most people in average or good shape, then increasing or decreasing the speed will shorten or lengthen the amount of time you spend walking. By the same token, adjusting the incline will have the same effect; if you raise the incline for uphill walking, you will likely complete your walk at a slower pace.

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