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Does walking or cycling burn more calories??

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twinkletwinklepops Wed 28-Nov-12 13:33:23

I have limited time to do exercise so I wondered between walking and cycling what would give me more of a workout.
From home to day care is about a 20 minute walk or a 7 minute bike ride. There are no inclines it is all flat land. On the way home I have the baby on my bike which is an additional 10kgs for the bike ride home.
What should I do to burn the calories and get rid of the extra weight.

To be honest, a 7 minute cycle ride wont even get your heart rate into its training zone...I cant imagine there would be that much in it. You may as well just walk but make it a vigorous one.

Piffpaffpoff Wed 28-Nov-12 14:13:52

I would take the bike but cycle for the time it would take you to walk there and back iyswim? So drop dc off then go for a 30 min cycle and head home. Or, go for a 30 min cycle then pick dc up and head home. So you are still using the time you would have used if you had walked, but you have the potential to get a better workout.

YouBrokeMySmoulder Wed 28-Nov-12 14:15:43

I ahve found that really fast walking while pushing a baby in an umbrella fold buggynthe most effective. But it has to be fast enough that you cant talk iyswim.

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