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Good news! You’re likely burning more calories than you thought when you’re walking

Walking is the most common exercise, and many walkers like to count how many calories are burned.

SMU Locomotor Performance Laboratory Test
Dr. Lindsay Ludlow assists Dr. Takeshi Fujii in a treadmill test that captures volume of oxygen, volume of expired air and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide, all variables that help measure energy expenditure during walking.
Credit: Hillsman Jackson, SMU