Newly-developed equation can predict calories burned by walking

This has thus has replaced the standardised equations that were being used till now and were entirely based on assumptions.

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Zee Media Bureau/Sumit Channa

New Delhi: Did you ever think that a equation can accurately predict your walking energy expenditure? Yes that's true.

If researchers are to be believed, a new equation has been developed which can accurately predict calories burned by walking. This has thus has replaced the standardized equations that were being used till now and were entirely based on assumptions.

This new equation is formulated to apply regardless of the weight, height and speed of the walker and is more accurate as compared to the ones being used. This equation is about four times accurate for children and adults together and two to threes times accurate for adults alone.

Researchers say that many devices use the old standardized equations but believe that they will definitely start using the new one once it becomes more prominent.

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