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Small Study Finds Varied Walking Speed Burns More Calories Than Steady Pace

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October 22, 2015: According to a small-scale study published in the September issue of Biology Letters (pdf), walking at varying speeds requires a 6% to 20% higher metabolic cost than walking at a constant rate, and the acts of starting and stopping alone could account for between 4% and 8% of the caloric costs of a walking episode.
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Small Study Finds Varied Walking Speed Burns More Calories Than Steady Pace