For those of you trying to lose weight...an interesting fact.

@Jshean20 (14367)
Canada
December 1, 2006 7:17pm CST
Did you know that you'll burn 7% more calories if you walk on hard dirt rather than pavement? I hadn't really thought of this before but I'm glad I know this now.
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@leese29 (341)
• United States
2 Dec 06
thanks for that little bit of info. Also while you eat you should drink a warm beverage over cold. Easier digestion or something. Not positive just something I heard.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
2 Dec 06
cool thank you
@fotychic (318)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Actually, it is better to drink cold liquids. This is because the metabolism has to speed up to warm up the liquid. This is part of the reason why models and anorexics like to chew on ice.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
2 Dec 06
makes sense.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
2 Dec 06
That's interesting, I never knew that.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
6 Dec 06
now you know :)
@clever06 (191)
• United States
2 Dec 06
To get ready for soccer season in high school some of us diehards would go to the beach and run in the sand. Anyone ever tried to play beach soccer. If you're not in shape you'll pass out.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
4 Dec 06
I bet
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
2 Dec 06
really, why is that? did you read why you burn more? I would see why you burn more if you walk on sand because walking on sand is hard because you sink into it.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
2 Dec 06
I got the info from a "hooked on facts" site
@blubbla (193)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Wow, that's interesting. That raises the question though: Would walking on loose dirt burn even more, since one is not on a solid surface? I would think it might.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
2 Dec 06
maybe..
@cam3leon (427)
• Romania
2 Dec 06
well ...i think this is a small percent for this cause....cause i think if u want to lose weight u need more then walking on hard dyrt instead of pavement
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
2 Dec 06
thank you
• Australia
2 Dec 06
must try that, i guess you use more effort walking on dirt the the pavement
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
2 Dec 06
yep I think so
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
13 Apr 07
wow..interesting fact..but is there any article to proof this fact?not that i don't believe,i'm just curious to know more.why would walking on hard dirt burns 7% calories..interesting..haha..thanks for sharing thou.^^
• Canada
6 Dec 06
wow thats pretty cool to knoe. i would have never thought that it would matter on what you walked on i thought it just mattered that you walk adn exercise and how much you do so
@happygal68 (3277)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I never knew that. I am not sure why the hard dirt would help you to burn more, did it say why???? I would think the hard dirt and the pavement would be about the same to walk on.
@kishthedude (1321)
• India
4 Dec 06
thanx 4 the info
• India
2 Dec 06
there's a scientific explanation to this fact. On pavement we get the required push to walk easily as the surface is hard,but on dirt it is not so.
@blueman (16513)
• India
2 Dec 06
i don't think 7% makes much of a difference.
@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
2 Dec 06
Well i wonder where you got all this facts , it looks kinda of werid to me yea ^_^