Calculate Calories Burned
Running is one of the most efficient ways of burning calories, according to Ace Fitness. A person weighing 160 lbs. will burn about 15.1 calories per minute; that's 302 calories over a 20-minute run. Heavier individuals expend more energy and will burn more calories. If you are incorporating running into your exercise regime for the first time, your doctor should assess your starting weight, general health and fitness levels to determine if running is suitable for you. Start gently, eventually building up to a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes continuous jogging, three days per week, with days off in between.