Walking is a low-impact exercise that burns calories and can help you reach your fitness goals. However, it can be difficult to determine how long you should walk to get the most benefit from your workouts. This article will provide some guidelines to help you figure out how long it takes to walk 4 miles depending on your pace and other factors such as age, sex, and the terrain you are walking on.
On average, it takes about 1 hour to walk 4 miles for a beginner at the recommended beginners’ pace (3 mph). For individuals who are in good physical condition and can maintain a brisk pace (3.5 mph), it should take them less than an hour to cover 4 miles.
The amount of steps you will take to walk 4 miles depends on your stride length, which is influenced by height, sex, and speed. For instance, taller people tend to have longer strides and thus will take fewer steps when covering the same distance. Additionally, men typically have longer strides than women.
As you get older, your walking speed will decrease. Nonetheless, this is not a reason to stop exercising.
You can also increase your calorie-burning potential by incorporating a brisk walk or walking uphill. In addition, you can make the workout more challenging by increasing the intensity or duration of your walks.