How do you calculate how fast you walk?
Take the number of minutes it took to walk 1 mile and calculate your speed. Divide 60 by the number of minutes it took you to walk 1 mile. If it took you 20 minutes to walk one mile, you walked at 3 mph, or 60 divided by 20. If you walk a mile in 15 minutes, divide 60 by 15 to get a walking speed of 4 mph.
Although walking speeds can vary greatly depending on many factors such as height, weight, age, terrain, surface, load, culture, effort, and fitness, the average human walking speed at crosswalks is about 5.0 kilometres per hour (km/h), or about 1.4 meters per second (m/s), or about 3.1 miles per hour (mph).
- While the average U.S. adult walks 2.5 to 3 miles per day, the maximum an adult can walk per day is much more than that. An average adult can walk 3 to 4 miles per hour at a comfortable pace or 96 miles in 24 hours.
- Racewalking distances vary from 1 mile to 25 miles. According to the World Book Encyclopedia, an expert walker can walk one mile in 6.5 minutes. This is about 4.1 m/s. From the Forces and Motion book, we find that a fast walker can walk around 2 m/s.
- Everyone has a perfect “running pace”, where our bodies use the least amount of oxygen to cover a certain distance. The shorter the distance, the faster the pace we can sustain. The average man jogs at a speed of 8.3 mph, or 100m in 27 seconds, while the average woman runs at 6.5 mph, covering 100m in 34 seconds.
If the rate in the problem gives miles per hour (mph), then time must be in hours. If the time is given in minutes, divide by sixty to determine the number of hours prior to solving the equation. To find distance, use the formula: To find rate, divide both sides of the equation by time.
- The SI unit of time is the second. The SI unit of speed and velocity is the ratio of two — the meter per second. This unit is only rarely used outside scientific and academic circles. Most people on this planet measure speeds in kilometer per hour (km/h or sometimes kph).
- The easiest way to do these calculations is to work out the difference between the final velocity and the initial velocity, then divide by the time taken.
- For example, a car accelerates from 25 m/s to 35 m/s in 5 s.
- Its velocity changes by 10 m/s (35 – 25)
- So its acceleration is 10 ÷ 5 = 2 m/s2
- Speed is the rate at which an object's position changes, measured in meters per second. The equation for speed is simple: distance divided by time. If the speed of the object is constant, you'll be able to calculate that constant speed. If the speed is changing, you can find the average speed during the motion.
The people that normally walk very briskly might normally walk 4mph, which would get you a 15 minute mile, but faster than that is going to be uncommon, unless they walk fast for exercise or race walk (At which point the world record pace at the 20km distance works out to be a pace a bit above six minutes/mile).
- The key to weight loss is to burn more calories than you take in. Implementing an exercise program in which you walk 2 miles a day can help you lose weight by burning more calories than is usual for you. With proper gear and a good plan, you can increase your metabolism and reduce body fat.
- If you plan to lose 20 pounds by walking alone, try to burn at least 250 extra calories during your walk per day. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds you'd have to walk at least 40 minutes per day at a pace of 4 miles per hour to lose ½ pound per week.
- Originally Answered: How long does it take to walk 3 miles? The average person walks at about 15–20 minutes per mile. So a healthy person should be able to walk 3 miles in under an hour.
Updated: 2nd November 2019