How many calories do you burn with Nordic Walking?

Someone weighing 180 lbs burns approximately 506 kilocalories per hour with Nordic Walking. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn with Nordic Walking or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

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Burned calories (KCAL)
with Nordic Walking


Nordic walking is a version of walking,  performed with walking poles. Nordic walking involves applying force to the poles with each stride. By doing this, Nordic walkers use more different muscles of their entire body.

Nordic walking can help you get a better workout at the same walking speed. Using walking poles results in burning more calories and giving your heart and lungs more of a workout than walking the same speed without walking poles With Nordic walking you will burn around 20 - 50 percent more calories, compared to normal walking without poles.  

Find more information about Nordic Walking on Wikipedia.

Calories burned with Walking (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 min. 30 min. 45 min. 60 min.
Nordic Walking 5.9 126 253 379 506
Walking 3 64 129 193 257
Walking (fast) 3.6 77 154 231 309
Walking (slow) 2.8 60 120 180 240
Walking 3 mph 2.5 54 107 161 214
Walking 4 mph 3.6 77 154 231 309

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned with Nordic Walking?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Nordic Walking. The MET value of Nordic Walking = 5.9. We multiply the MET value with the person\'s body weight in kilogram. Then we multiply this with 0.0175 and the duration in minutes.

A person weighs: 180 lbs
MET value of Nordic Walking: 5.9
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Nordic Walking for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180/2.20462) * 5.9 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 253

30 minutes of Nordic Walking burns 253 kcal.