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Calories expended produce heat. I can walk two miles and wear the same clothes the rest of the day. I can't do the same after running two miles because I've sweat. I'm glad my intuitive assumption is backed by quantitative research. Walking and running have their own merits, and they are not the same activity.

It makes sense that running burns more calories than walking. But, I like the fact that walking a long distance for about 30 minutes tends to burn more fat, and fat is what we're trying to get rid of. Running burns more of the glycogen stored in the muscles for energy. It depends on what your goal is; losing weight or winning a race.

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