Running (Jogging) in Place

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Calories Burned From Running (Jogging) in Place

Running in place sounds silly to some, but remember you’ll still burn calories and get in shape. If you are not really outdoorsy, can’t get to the gym or don’t have a treadmill you will love the next best thing… Running (Jogging) in Place.

Now you are probably wondering can you burn calories while running in place? The answer to that is: Yes you can!

How many? It’s simple, how many calories you burn depends on how much you weigh, how long you run and how vigorously you run.

The calorie calculator for running in place at My Fitness Pal provides for only one running speed: a 5 mph jog.

Which means if you have:

  • 120 lbs and jog in place for 30 minutes, you will burn 218 calories
  • 150 lbs and jog in place for 30 minutes, you will burn 272 calories
  • 200 lbs and jog in place for 30 minutes, you will burn 363 calories

The surest way to burn calories when working out is to vary and gradually increase the intensity of your workout, that may be a bit hard to do when running in place. Running in place uses fewer calories than running on the treadmill or outdoors because you have a restricted range of motion. To burn more calories and have a more intense workout use different, smaller muscles and use your arms less.

To calculate how many calories you burn while running (jogging) in place or for any other exercise visit My Fitness Pal.

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