How long does it take an average person to walk a 5k?

Measuring how long it will take you to walk a certain distance depends on your speed. 5K is approximately 3.1 miles, walking at the average speed of 3 mph takes about an hour and 14 minutes.

Easily calculate your walking time using the Walk Time Calculator.

Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you:

Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease

Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels

Improve blood lipid profile

Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity

Enhance mental well being

Reduce the risk of osteoporosis

Reduce the risk of colon cancer

Reduce the risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes

To learn more, visit American Heart Association.

Get some useful tips for power walking, shared by WebMD.

Tuesday, September 20 2016